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HALOPERIDOL, SERUM OR PLASMA

Test Code
HALP
 
This test is a lab developed test. For further information, see the Compliance Remarks section below.
Synonyms
Haldol
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container Type
Red top tube (plain)
Supply Item Number
1372
Specimen Type
Serum
Preferred Volume
0.25 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume
0.1 mL
Patient Prep
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Specimen Processing
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and Transport
Refrigerated
Stability
Refrigerated 2 weeks  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  
Unacceptable Condition
DO NOT use gel separator tubes (Corvac®, SST or equivalent) for the collection of blood samples for this test.
Alternate Specimens
Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Limitations
Avoid repeat freeze/thaw cycles
Reference Laboratory
PAML
CPT Codes
80173
Interface Order Code
80713
Billing Code
HALP
Test Schedule
Mon, Wed, Fri
Turnaround Time
1-3 days
Method
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
HaloperidolTherapeutic Range1-10ng/mL
Toxic> 10
Compliance Remarks
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by PAML. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test. However, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. PAML is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing.
Notes
Adverse effects may include drowsiness, blurred vision, tardive dyskinesia, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
r80713Haloperidol80713Haloperidolng/mL03669-9

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