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25172 Sertraline and Desmethylsertraline (122)

Sertraline and Desmethylsertraline (122)
Test Code: SERTRSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Zoloft®​
Useful For

​Therapeutic Drug Management

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​2 mL ​0.5 mL
​Plasma ​Lithium-heparin Green Top Tube or Sodium-heparin Green Top Tube (GTT) ​2 mL ​0.5 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

​Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Trough levels are most reproducible

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum or Plasma ​ Ambient  ​ 3 days​
Refrigerated​14 days
​Frozen​6 months
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Medtox Laboratories​ ​Performed daily 5-7 days​
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)​
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Reference Range
Sertraline: 30-200 ng/mL
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​80332
Synonyms/Keywords
Zoloft®​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Sertraline and Desmethylsertraline (122)
​Cerner ​None
COM​​ ​Sertraline and  Metabolite
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​2 mL ​0.5 mL
​Plasma ​Lithium-heparin Green Top Tube or Sodium-heparin Green Top Tube (GTT) ​2 mL ​0.5 mL
Collection Processing

​Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Trough levels are most reproducible

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum or Plasma ​ Ambient  ​ 3 days​
Refrigerated​14 days
​Frozen​6 months
Useful For

​Therapeutic Drug Management

Reference Range Information
Reference Range
Sertraline: 30-200 ng/mL
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Medtox Laboratories​ ​Performed daily 5-7 days​
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)​
Reference Lab
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​80332
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.