Gas Chromatography (GC)
Monitor compliance; assess toxicity.
Thioridazine: Steady-state serum concentration during chronic oral administration of 400 mg daily: 140 - 2600 ng/mL. Therapeutic steady-state concentrations may overlap levels associated with toxicity; Mesoridazine: 100 - 1400 ng/mL.
5 - 8 days
- THIORIDAZINE (MELLARIL)
Collect blood in a red top tube; do not use SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Test sent to Warde Medical Laboratory; performed by NMS Labs.