When to get tested?
Your doctor would recommend this test in the beginning of the digoxin therapy, at regular intervals of the treatment, and to determine the therapeutic range.
A blood sample will be collected from a vein in your upper arm. The blood sample will be drawn by a laboratory professional.
No special test preparations are required. However, if you are already on the therapy, then your blood will be collected after a few hours of your last digoxin dose.
Different factors including your gender, and health history might interfere in your test result. However, a typical interpretation o0f the result will be:
- If you are on the treatment for heart failure then the digoxin level should be between 0.5-0.9 ng/mL.
- If you are on the treatment for heart arrhythmia, then the digoxin level should be between 0.5-2.0 ng/mL.
- Digoxin Level greater than 4.0 ng/mL will be considered as the toxic level.
It is always recommended to consult with your doctor for a better understanding of your test result. You can also book a Digoxin test online as well.