Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Paroxetine,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Paroxetine,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Paxil
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red or Navy top Vacutainer tube

or
4.5 mL Lavender top tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube 10 - 14 hours after last dose.

Avoid gel separator tubes. Collect trough specimen prior to first morning dose.

A minimum volume of 1 mL of serum or plasma (heparin) is required for testing. Draw a second tube if necessary.

Separate, store send frozen.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: up to 150 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2007-01-29
Revised Date: 2013-05-02
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: HPLC
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PAROX
 
Referred To: Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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