Also known as: ZOLOFT, SERT, L408
Test Contains (LOINC): Sertraline (6906-2)
Sample Type: Serum or Plasma
Preferred Container: Plain (Red Top) Tube
Alternate Container: K2 or KEDTA (Lavender) or K2EDTA (pink)
Minimal Sample Volume: 0.5 mL
Handling Instructions: Patient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration. Collect: Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Specimen Preparation: Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Stability (collection to initiation of testing): After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 4 months
Unsuitable Specimen: Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).
Expected Turn Around: 2 – 9 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab Code: 3005859
CPT: 80332 (Alt code: G0480)
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA-certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw – At steady state concentration.