Loratadine and Metabolites


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Loratadine and Metabolites
Synonyms:Alavert; Clarinex; Claritin
Methodology:Gas chromatography
CPT Codes: 80299 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-10 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.6 mL Does not permit repeat analysis.
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: 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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