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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

Test Name

Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Serum

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in red top tube. Avoid gel-separator tubes. Submit trough specimen collected just prior to next dose or post-dose at a time >75% of the dosing interval. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Rejection Criteria Serum Separator Tube, Plasma, Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

Trough: 32 - 256 nmol/L

(based on 5-20 mg/d dose)

Test Code

MISCS

Methodology

LC/MS

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019