Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
HALO
Methodology

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Effective November 18, 2013

Therapeutic Range: 5.0-20.0 ng/mL
Toxic: Greater than 42 ng/mL

Interpretive Data

Adverse effects may include drowsiness, blurred vision, tardive dyskinesia, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099640 Haloperidol 3669-9
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Aliases
  • Haldol
Haloperidol