Specimen Requirements

Title

SEROQUEL (QUETIAPINE), SERUM/PLASMA

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen: Plasma, Lavender EDTA

Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 16 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

8-12 Days

Clinical Use

Test Code

QUETW