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Test Code PRAOX Paroxetine

Collection Container

Red

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized plasma

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 3 days, Refrigerated: 2 weeks, Frozen: 6
months

Reasons for Rejection

Collected in gel barrier tube

Methodology

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Additional Information

Trough levels are most reproducible

CPT Code

80332/G0480