Escitalopram, Blood Test (1965B)

Escitalopram, Blood Test (1965B)

Analysis Code 1965B 
Test Name Escitalopram, Blood 
Test Includes Citalopram / Escitalopram 
Compound Synonym(s) Celexa®/Lexapro® 
Purpose Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Antidepressant 
Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/
TandemMass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Blood 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Lavender top tube (EDTA) 
Special Handling None 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 7 day(s)
Refrigerated: 7 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 12 month(s) 
*Rejection Criteria None 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [LC-MS/MS] Monday Wednesday Friday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80332 
**Minimum Volume 0.4 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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