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Lorazepam

Ativan, WARDE: LORAZ, EPIC: LAB6087, SOFT: XLORA

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimens): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.

Time of Collection: Trough, just prior to the next dose.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.2 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 days

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to Warde Medical Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI.

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Results available in 2-4 days.

Reference Range

Dose-Related Range: 50-240 ng/mL, based on dosages up to 10 mg/d.
Toxic: Greater than 300 ng/mL.

Test Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

Lorazepam is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of lorazepam.

CPT Code

80346.

Test Codes

WARDE: LORAZ, EPIC: LAB6087, SOFT: XLORA

Last Updated

07/16/2017

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