Clozapine (brand name Clozaril) is an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia resistant to conventional antipsychotics. Clozapine is generally restricted due to its potential to induce acute agranulocytosis.
Therapeutic drug monitoring of all patients registered with the Clozaril Patient Monitoring Service.
|Sample & container required||EDTA (lavender top) preferred, SST (gold top) or serum (red top) accepted|
|Sample volume||1 mL pre-dose trough sample|
|Turnaround time||Up to 6 weeks|
Requesting restricted to mental health team only.