Amoxapine and 8-Hydroxyamoxapine


Sunquest Code:AMOX  
Epic Code:LAB3018Epic Name:Amoxapine Level
Synonyms:Asendin; 8 Hydroxyamoxapine
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80335
Test Includes:Amoxapine and 8-hydroxyamoxapine
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:1.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:13


Interpretive

Reference Range:200-400 ng/mL
Use:Monitor therapeutic drug level and assess toxicity.


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