PALIPERIDONE, SERUM/PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Lavender EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST, PST

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 36 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday

Turnaround Time4-9 days
Test CodePALIP
CPT-4 Code (s)
80342 (80299)
LOINC Codes
Paliperidone Serum/Plasma:   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory