Sertraline and Desmethylsertraline

Sunquest Code:SERT  
Epic Code:LAB3740Epic Name:Sertraline
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80332
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 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).
Causes for Rejection:Gel tubes

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.24 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:122


Critical Range:Sertraline: 500 ng/mL or greater. Desmethyl sertraline: not established.
Reference Range:Sertraline: 30-200 ng/mL Desmethyl sertraline: not established.

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