Fluvoxamine, Serum/Plasma

Test Code
30529

CPT Codes
80332

Preferred Specimen
3 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
1.2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Instructions
Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic, screw-capped vial, using approved guidelines.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • Polymer gel separation tube (PST)

Methodology
Gas Chromatography (GC)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is a drug that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive Disorders. It is a potent and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that has also shown effectiveness in treating depression and panic attacks. The FDA has initially approved its use for obsessive-compulsive disorders only.

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
3701 Welsh Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.