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.
EDTA (lavender top) preferred, SST (gold top) or serum (red top) accepted
1 mL pre-dose trough sample
Up to 6 weeks
Requesting restricted to mental health team only.
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.