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Test Code CHLOROQUIN Chloroquine Level

Clinical System Name

Chloroquine Level

Synonyms

Aralen
Reumachlor

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Do not use gel separator tubes (no gold tops).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: SST/gel separator is unacceptable.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2- 4 C

Storage location: Refrigerate plasma in a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Room temp 30 d
  Refrigerated 30 d
  Frozen 24 months

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily; performed Thursday 3-5 days

 

Performing Laboratory

National Medical Services, Inc

Department

Department:  

National Medical Services, Inc

3701 Welsh Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090-0437
 

Phone Number: 1 (800) 522-6671

 

 

Reference Range

 

 

Suggested Therapeutic 0.1 - 1.0 uG/mL

 

Methodology

Method: HPTLC

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80375

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Chloroquine, Plasma
Reference Test Number: 1140P
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thur a.m. by Fed Ex (for next morning delivery). Call to verify price and shipping requirements.