Haloperidol


Abbrev Code:HAL   
Order Code:LAB191Order Name:Haloperidol Level
Synonyms:Haldol
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80173 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5-9 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 0.6 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:56


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 50 ng/mL
Reference Range:1.0-10.0 ng/mL


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