Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic

QUETIAP

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Wed

Reported

1-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2 EDTA).

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

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 4 months

Reference Interval

Effective Date: November 14, 2022

Therapeutic Range: 100-1000 ng/mL
Toxic: Greater than 1000 ng/mL

Interpretive Data

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The pharmacokinetics of quetiapine are influenced by drug-drug interactions that may inhibit or induce CYP3A4 metabolism. Adverse effects may include somnolence, hypotension, dizziness, fatigue, constipation, weight gain.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80342 (Alt code: G0480)

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2003119 Quetiapine, Serum/Plasma 26776-5
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Aliases

  • (Seroquel®)
  • quetiapine blood level
  • seroquel
  • seroquel blood level
Quetiapine, Serum or Plasma