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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Clozapine

Clozapine

EDTA

TestClozapine
Common AbbreviationsCLOZ
ProfileNA
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationClozapine is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia resistant to conventional therapy. Plasma clozapine concentrations of 0.35mg/L and above have been associated with a good response, with the risk of convulsions increasing above 1.0mg/L.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume2mL
Special PrecautionsPre-dose or ‘trough’ sample
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time2 days
LaboratoryViapath King's College Hospital London SE5 9RS 0203 299 5881
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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