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Antipsychotics are neuroleptic drugs in the following groups: phenothiazines, thioxanthenes, dibenzoxazepines, dihydroindoles, butyrophenones, and diphenylbutylpiperidine and alkali metal. Typical antipsychotics: chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil), thioridazine (Mellaril), thioxanthene, haloperidol (Haldol), and loxapine (Loxitane). Atypical antipsychotics: clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and risperidone (Risperdal).
Other agent: lithium (Lithobid).
Normal range: see Table 16.10.
Treatment of psychoses, schizophrenia, mania, Tourette syndrome (haloperidol)
Immunoassay: RIA—nonspecific, semiquantitative due to varying cross-reactivity with parent drug and metabolites.
Fluorometry: nonspecific, semiquantitative due to interferences from metabolites.
Hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable. Remove serum from clot as soon as possible.
Lithium: Lithium heparin and sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate tubes are unacceptable.