HALOPERIDOL

Mnemonic

HAL

Synonym

HaldolĀ®

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or plasma, avoid use of separator tubes

Handling

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Preferred Volume

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL (Whole Blood 2.5 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens collected in gel tubes

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 1 month, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

Toxic Levels

NOT WELL ESTABLISHED

CPT Codes

80173; G0480

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:14 AM