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 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Serum from a 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube is also acceptable.

No Gel Separator Tubes

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: Spin immediately, aliquot plasma or serum and freeze.
Ship on ice packs or frozen
System Codes: 
Cerner
CLOZ
 
Referred To:  

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