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Clonazepam (Klonopin) Level, Blood

Mnemonic:    [Clonazep]
Name:    Clonazepam (Klonopin) Level, Blood
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do NOT use gel barrier tubes. EDTA plasma is also acceptable

Separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. Place the sample in a labeled transport tube. Patient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0090055
  Method:    Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spe
Note:    Not to be confused with clobazam, camazepam, cinolazepam, or clozapine