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Haloperidol level

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Quest

 

Test ID: 

LAB191

 

Synonyms: 

Haldol

Methodology: 

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Schedule: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported: 

7 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Red-top tube (no gel); Collect
sample 11-17 hours after last dose.
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube, sodium heparin (green-top) tube or lithium heparin (green-top) tube
Transport: Refrigerated.
Handling: No gel barrier tube.
Unacceptable conditions: Gel barrier/Serum Separator Tube (SSTŪ)
Stability: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Monitoring the haloperidol concentration is used to assure compliance and avoid toxicity of this antipsychotic drug.

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/TestDetail.action?tabName=OrderingInfo&ntc=564

CPT Code(s): 

80173

Last Changed: 

8/14/2017 8:45:40

Last Reviewed: 

8/14/2017 8:45:40