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Test Code Clonidine Clonidine Level

Clinical System Name

Clonidine Level

Synonyms

Catapres

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: 10 mL

Minimum Vol:

 

Note: Trough levels are most reproducible.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

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

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M, T, W, Th, F 3 - 5 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

 

Range Reporting Limit
1.0 - 2.0 ng/mL 0.25 ng/mL

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 1.2 mL

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82542

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Clonidine (Catapres)
Reference Test Number: 406
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition. MedTox accepts Saturday delivery. Specimen may be shipped at room temperature.