Catapres, ARUP #91362, EPIC: LAB6239, SOFT: XCLN
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. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 2.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.7 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): 1 month
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, forwarded to National Medical Services (NMS), Willow Grove, PA.
Results available in 4-10 days.
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry.
Clonidine is indicated in the treatment of hypertension. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of Clonidine.
80375 (alternate code: G0480).
ARUP #91362, EPIC: LAB6239, SOFT: XCLN
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