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Haloperidol

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous

Synonyms

Haldol

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin or Gold SST or  Lt. Green/Li Heparin Microtainer or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 6 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Trough levels are preferred.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2- 4 C

Storage location: Deliver sample to CPA refrigerator send-outs rack. Frozen samples are acceptable. Short term storage (up to 3 days) at room temperature is acceptable.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp 3 d
  Refrigerated Y
  Frozen Y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories

Department

Department:  

Medtox Laboratories

402 West County Road D
St Paul, MN 55112
 

Phone Number: (800) 832-3244

 

 

Reference Range

 

  ng/mL
Range 1-40
Reporting Limit 0.2
Critical Value 50

Most patients will respond in the range of 5 -15 ng/mL.
 

 

 

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume:

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80173

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Haloperidol (Haldol), Serum
Reference Test Number: 56
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition. Medtox accepts Saturday deliveries. Ship at ambient temperature.