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Fluphenazine

Mnemonic:    [FLUPHEN]
Name:    Fluphenazine
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:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099906
  Method:    Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spe
Note:    Measure at least 2 weeks after initiating treatment.
Processing Info:    If collected in a gel separator tube, a room temperature sample must be separated within 6 hours of collection or a refrigerated sample must be separated within 2 hours of collection