Haloperidol


Sunquest Code:HAL  
Epic Code:LAB191Epic Name:Haloperidol Level
Synonyms:Haldol
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 1.6 mL minimum. Store at room temperature up to 3 days. Alternatively refrigerate or freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:56


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 50 ng/mL
Reference Range:1.0-40.0 ng/mL


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