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Risperidone & Metabolite, Blood Level

Mnemonic:    [RISPER BLD]
Name:    Risperidone & Metabolite, Blood Level
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do NOT use gel barrier tubes. EDTA plasma is also acceptable Patient Prep: Should be drawn pre-dose (trough level)

Do NOT use gel tubes. Separate serum/plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2007951
  Method:    Quant LC-TMS
Note:    Test resulted as: Risperidone, 9-Hydroxyrisperidone, and Combined Total Risperidone.
Processing Info:    Test sent to ARUP; performed at Medtox.