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Risperidone

Alternative Names:Paliperidone
Risperdal
9-OH risperidone
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:PWT
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature

Collect sample prior to dose as trough level.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store frozen
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:PathWest QEII Medical Centre
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send Frozen on Dry Ice