Clonidine


Sunquest Code:CLON  
Epic Code:LAB3386Epic Name:Clonidine Level
Synonyms:Catapres
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 5 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days at room temperature; for longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:406


Interpretive

Reference Range:1.0-2.0 ng/mL Sedation has been associated with serum clonidine concentrations greater than 1.5 ng/mL. Toxic concentrations have not been established.


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