Zoloft, ARUP #98745, EPIC: LAB6151, SOFT: XSERT
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): 5 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 6 months
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 in 2-6 days.
Therapeutic Range: Not well established.
Toxic Range: Greater than 300 ng/mL.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry.
No therapeutic range exists for sertraline. Dosing should begin at 50 mg/d, not to exceed 200 mg/d. Dosing above 200 mg/d is associated with increased adverse effects and decreased efficacy. Dosing of 50-200 mg/d gives serum values ranging from 30-200 ng/mL.
Sertraline is indicated for the treatment of depression. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of sertraline.
80332, alt G0480.
ARUP #98745, EPIC: LAB6151, SOFT: XSERT
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