March 2019: Changes to Acceptable Clobazam (CLOBAZ) Specimen Types

Immediate Test Changes

Changes to Acceptable Clobazam (CLOBAZ) Specimen Types

Effective March 6, 2019.

Specimen Requirements

0.5 mL, serum

Minimum Volume:
0.35 mL, serum

Collection Container:
Red BD Hemogard™ Serum Tube (No Additive)

Plasma is no longer an acceptable specimen type.
Serum from a gel tube remains unacceptable.

Specimen Instructions:
Draw specimen immediately before the next scheduled dose. Trough specimens are recommended, as therapeutic ranges are based on trough collections.

Centrifuge the specimen within two hours of collection, transfer the serum into a standard plastic aliquot tube, and transport refrigerated.

Transport Temperature:

Any additional information will be included in a future Technical Update.  If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Client Services for assistance.