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Test Code 5650 Sertraline (Zoloft) and Desmethylsertraline

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Green Top

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube, plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of sodium heparin plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Serum

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube, serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

 


Specimen Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  180 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reference Values

Sertraline:

Reference Range: 30 - 200 ng/mL

Report Limit 10 ng/mL

 

Desmethylsertraline:      ng/mL

No reference range provided

  

The stated reference range is the range of observed steady-state concentrations in individuals receiving therapeutic dosage regimens of sertraline. This is not a defined therapeutic range.

Report Limit 10 ng/mL

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80332

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FSERT Sertraline (Zoloft) 78438-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z2298 Sertraline 6906-2
Z2299 Desmethylsertraline 6897-3

Method Name

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