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Trazodone
0090316
Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
TRAZO
Methodology
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Mon, Thu
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration. 
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA ). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution). 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 12 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week 
Reference Interval
Effective February 18, 2014
Therapeutic Range:0.5-2.5 µg/mL
Toxic:Greater than 4 µg/mL

Interpretive Data
Adverse effects may include sedation, fatigue, headache, blurred vision and nausea.

Note
CPT Code(s)
80338 (Alt code: G0480)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090316Trazodone4064-2
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Aliases
  • Desyrel
  • desyrel blood level
  • Molipaxin
  • trazodone blood level