Important Information to Know During Our Campus Transformation — Read More
Search All

Lab Test Dictionary

Escitalopram, Serum/Plasma Test (1965SP)


High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)



Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

NMS Labs

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

3 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 7 Months

Rejection Criteria

Serum/plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.4 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated.

CPT Codes