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Alias Names: Desmethylescitalopram
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Edit Date: 10/26/2009
Components: Escitalopram / Desmethylescitalopram
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 24-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 80299-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use a serum separtor tube (SST). also acceptable: One 6 mL or 8.5 mL yellow top tube (ACD), one 4 mL green top tube (heparin), or one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial.
Stability: 5 days ambient, 30 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:
This test may require insurance company prior authorization before ordering.
Please check the prior authorization list
Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.

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