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Alias Names: Cymbalta®
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
Edit Date: 8/10/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 82542-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). Do not use a serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST). Wrap in foil to protect from light during handling and transport.
Handling: Allow to clot, and immediately centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Protect from light.
Stability: 30 days ambient, 30 days refrigerated, or 30 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.4 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated on a cold pack.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen not protected from light; use of SST or PST.

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