Fluoxetine

Test Code
8389

CPT Codes
80332

Includes
Norfluoxetine, Fluoxetine and Total

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Patient Preparation
Collect at steady-state trough concentration. Specimen should be collected >12 hours after dose.

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top), or lithium heparin (green-top) tube • Serum collected in a no additive (royal blue-top) tube

Instructions
Do not use gel barrier/serum separator tubes.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Gel barrier/Serum Separator Tube (SST®)

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Sat a.m.; Report available: 3-6 days

Reference Range
Total 300-1150 mcg/L


Clinical Significance
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant drug that is also used in the treatment of bulimia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and to avoid toxicity.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Valencia
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386



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