Luvox (Fluvoxamine)

Test Code

Alias/See Also
Fluvoxamine, Blood

Quest Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
3 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1.2 mL

Transport Temperature

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

Gas Chromatography

Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday a.m.

Report Available
5 days

Clinical Significance
Test is for 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
Willow Grove, PA

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