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Perhexiline

Alternate Names
Pexid (R)
Laboratory
Clinical Pharmacology
Specimen
Blood
Container
Lithium Heparin - No Gel (green)
Additional Collection Instructions
Collect specimen pre-dose (trough) or 4 hours post dose.  Please record times of specimen collection and last dose.
Minimum Adult Volume
5mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
Half life:  Extensive metabolisers:  1 - 2 days
               Poor metabolisers:  30 - 40 days

Time to steady state:  Variable (Ref: Sallustio B.C. et al Br.J.Clin. Pharmacol. 54:107-14)
Frequency
Once a week
Reference Interval
Therapeutic: 150 - 600 µg/L
Side effects more common at > 1200 µg/L
Test Code
PERH
Container ID
LHNG
Opt. Container
Serum tube (gold top)
Storage Instructions
Store at 4 deg C
Transport Instructions
Transport at 4 deg C
Additional Transport Instruction

The sample should be spun and separated by centrifugation. The plasma should then be transferred to a clean, labelled, polypropylene tube and stored at 4 deg C.