Loratadine and Metabolites

Sunquest Code:LORATI  
Epic Code:LAB3119Epic Name:Loratadine and Metabolites
Synonyms:Alavert; Clarinex; Claritin
Methodology:Gas chromatography
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-10 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.6 mL Does not permit repeat analysis.
Container:Red (no gel) (Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Sample collected in gel tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 5 mL, 2.2 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Stability: Samples are stable for 17 days at room temperature, or refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Medical Services via MedTox)
Referral Lab number:NMS 2525SP

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