Specimen Requirements

Title

FLUPHENAZINE (PROLIXIN)

Specimen Requirement

Patient Prep: Measure at least two weeks after initialing treatment.

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube/1.0mL serum. Spin, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send refrigerated.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 2 days; Refrigerated 7 days; Frozen 1 month

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

5-7 days Performed Mon, Wed, Fri

Clinical Use

Fluphenazine is a phenothiazine derivative (piperazine) used in the treatment of psychotic disorders.

Test Code

FLU