Specimen Requirements

Title

CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE (Librium)

Specimen Requirement

1 Red Top/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge, separate and refrigerate.

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Methodology

Stability

Room Tenperature 48 hours; Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-3 days Peformed Mon, Wed, Fri

Clinical Use

For therapeutic drug monitoring of anxiolytic drug. Peak concentrations are reached several hours after oral administration. Elimination half-life is 24-48 hours.

Test Code

LIDOW