Haloperidol Drug Level
Label Mnemonic: HALO
Epic Lab Code: LAB3264
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Specimen Instructions:
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: .5 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory.
Reference Range:
Therapeutic Range: 5.0 - 20.0 ng/mL Toxic: >42 ng/mL
Interpretive Data:
Adverse effects may include drowsiness, blurred vision, tardive dyskinesia, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
CPT Code: