Fluphenazine, serum or plasma-994

Test info

  
Fluphenazine, serum or plasma
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  
Prolixin
  

Fluphenazine is a phenothiazine derivative (piperazine) used in the treatment of psychotic disorders

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
2.0 mL
  
1.0 mL
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum, within 45 minutes of sample collection
  
EDTA plasma
Heparin plasma
  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel

 

 

  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inverting 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  
  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as the appropriate plasma type, within 45 minutes of sample collection
  
Ambient (preferred) - 14 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 14 days
  
  • Gel-barrier tube
    • The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the drug by the gel. Depending on the specimen volume and storage time, the decrease in drug level due to absorption may be clinically significant.

Performance

  
LabCorp Burlington (706887): R-NX
  
Mo - Fr
  
2 - 4 days
  

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

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Therapeutic: 1.0-10.0 ng/mL

  

Its dose in milligrams equivalent to 100 mg of chlorpromazine is 0.6-1.2 mg. A statistical evaluation1 of clinical studies found the near maximal effective dose of oral fluphenazine to be <6.9 mg/day. For the decanoate, the near-maximal effective dose was 25 mg/two weeks. As a high potency antipsychotic, it may have a high potential for causing extrapyramidal side effects. This would be in addition to the usual adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs (neurologic, anticholinergic, hypotension). Elderly patients should be observed for these occurrences. The half-life of fluphenazine is formulation-dependent. (The decanoate is 5 to 12 days; the hydrochloride 12 to 60 hours.) Fluphenazine is also used to alleviate pain and in childhood development disorders.

Billing

  
80342
  
Yes
  
  
Result 3650-9

Tracking

  
05/29/2019
  
03/25/2020