Fluphenazine


Abbrev Code:FLUPHE   
Order Code:LAB1222Order Name:Fluphenazine Level
Synonyms:Prolixin
Methodology:Quantitative liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80342 x1, 80342 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; testing is performed Mon, Wed, Fri. Results are reported within 1-5 days.
Compliance:

ARUP Laboratory Developed Test (LDT): For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Timing of specimen collection: Predose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Causes for Rejection:Whole blood. Hemolyzed specimens. Collected in gel tubes, light blue (citrate) or yellow (SPS or ACD Solution).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum serum or plasma. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 1 month frozen (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:0099906


Interpretive

Critical Range:Toxic level: >15 ng/mL
Adverse effects may include extrapyramidal symptoms, seizures and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Therapeutic Range:1-10 ng/mL.
The therapeutic range is based on serum predose (trough) draw at steady state concentration.
Use:Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.


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