Chlordiazepoxide


Sunquest Code:LIBR  
Epic Code:LAB3586Epic Name:Chlordiazepoxide
Synonyms:Librium
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection
CPT Code:80346, 80346
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel) protect from light (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Protect from light)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough).
Contraindications:Sample not protected from light.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Protect from light.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen. Protect from light.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:24


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 5000 ng/mL
Reference Range:400-3000 ng/mL
Use:Therapeutic monitoring; to evaluate toxicity.


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