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PAROXETINE, BLOOD

Mnemonic

PARO

Synonym

Paxil®

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Specimens collected in polymer gel separation tubes (SST or PST) or sent as room temperature.

 

Stability

Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days: Frozen (-20°C): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Fri

Reported

3-5 days

Method

LC-MS/MS

Referral Lab

National Medical Services (3360B)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80332

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:51:00 PM


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