Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Fluoxetine,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Fluoxetine,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Prozac
Norfluoxetine
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

or
4.5 mL Lavender top tube
Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: 2mL Red top
Collection Information: Minimum volume required for testing is 1 mL.

Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Submit trough specimen (i.e. collected within 1 hour prior to next dose.)

Assay includes the metabolite Norfluoxetine.

Avoid gel separator tubes.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Fluoxetine:
160-1600 nmol/L

Norfluoxetine:
170-1700 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2007-08-28
Revised Date: 2013-09-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: HPLC
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
FLUOX
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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