Escitalopram, Serum or Plasma

Sunquest Code:ESCITL  
Epic Code:LAB6716Epic Name:Escitalopram, Serum or Plasma
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-5 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gel barrier tubes are not recommended.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 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:19180


Reference Range:Steady state plasma concentrations of escitalopram in patients receiving recommended daily dosages: up to 60 ng/mL. Toxic range not established.

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