Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Clozapine,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Clozapine,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Clozaril
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube
or
4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Serum is also acceptable but plasma from EDTA sample is preferred.

Spin inmediately and aliquot plasma or serum.

Freeze aliquots immediately and send samples to lab.

Minimum volume required for testing is 0.5 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Routine
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Minimum effective concentration is 1070 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-06-04
Revised Date: 2016-01-18
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Norclozapine, metabolite: not active.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Alert value is 3100 nmol/L
Method of Analysis: HPLC/MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Separate and freeze. Ship on ice packs or frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CLOZ
 
Referred To:  

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