FLUPHENAZINE

Mnemonic

PROLIX

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Measure at least 2 weeks after initiating treatment.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 10 mL plain red top tube, also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tube.

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-6 days

Method

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (99906)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80342

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:11 AM