Escitalopram, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma


Abbrev Code:ESCITL   
Order Code:LAB1219Order Name:Escitalopram, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
Synonyms:Lexapro
Methodology:Quantitative liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80332 x1, 80332 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 4-7 days.
Compliance:

Performed by a non-ARUP laboratory.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 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 ASAP or within 2 hours. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 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:1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; 7 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:0092382


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report


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