Fluoxetine and Norfluoxetine, Serum/Plasma


Abbrev Code:FLUOX   
Order Code:LAB1221Order Name:Fluoxetine and Norfluoxetine Level
Synonyms:Prozac
Methodology:Quantitative gas chromatography/Mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
CPT Codes: 80332 x1, 80332 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported within 5-8 days.
Compliance:

Performed by a non-ARUP laboratory.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Collected in a gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate serum/plasma within 2 hours. Aliquot 3 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.

Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:2 weeks at room temperature or refrigerated; 9 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2014180


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