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Alias Names: Haldol
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 80173-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: 10 mL green top tube (sodium heparin) or 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) or 4 mL grey top tube (potassium oxalate/ sodium fluoride). Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately. Freeze. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: After separation, 4 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or 1 month frozen.
Standard Volume: 2.5 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen and thawed more than once; use of SST or PST.

Therapeutic range: 2.0-15.0 ng/mL. No range for children is available.

The therapeutic range relates to the management of psychoses; lower concentrations may be therapeutic for Tourette’s and mania. The toxic range is not well established. some patients experience toxicity within the therapeutic range.

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