Seroquel, ARUP #2003118, EPIC: LAB6326, SOFT: XQUET
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): 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: 0.5 mL)
- Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 1 month
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 month
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.
Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.
Results available within 2-6 days.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
Quetiapine (Seroquel®) is rapidly absorbed following oral administration, with peak plasma concentrations obtained in 1 to 1.5 hours post dose.
This assay aids in the therapuetic drug monitoring of quetiapine. Quetiapine (Seroquel®) is a new, FDA-approved agent for management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. A structural analogue of Clozapine, Quintapine addresses the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia, but has fewer side efects.
- Gunasekara, N.S. and Spencer, C.M., Quetiapine- A Review of its Use in Schizophrenia, CNS Drugs, 9(4): 325-340, 1998.
80342 (alternate code: G0480).
ARUP #2003118, EPIC: LAB6326, SOFT: XQUET
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