At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
In order to assess risk of liver damage after overdose and to decide on the need for protective antidote treatment. The antidote (N-acetyl cysteine) needs to be given within 15 hours of the overdose to be most effective.
When to Get Tested?
At least 4 hours after a single overdose, or as soon as possible if more than one overdose has been taken within the last 1 or 2 days
A blood sample taken from a vein usually in an arm
Test Preparation Needed?