Quetiapine (Seroquel) Blood Drug Test

Seroquel


Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Quetiapine (Seroquel) Blood Drug Test

This test measures Quetiapine, also known as Seroquel, in a blood sample.  Quetiapine is a psychiatric medication that is prescribed to help treat several types of mental illness including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression.  Seroquel is the most common brand name for Quetiapine.  Seroquel is one of the most frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications and its prevalence has lead to an increase in cases of recreational abuse.  In some cases, Seroquel is taken for purposes other than it is intended such as a sedative or for relief of stress and anxiety.  While Quetiapine does not itself produce any sense of euphoria or much of a high like other commonly abused medications, it is sometimes taken to enhance the effects of other drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, or heroin. 

Seroquel can cause a variety of side effects and these can be worsened when it is taken improperly.  Common side effects include irritability, mood swings, slurred speech, difficulty concentrating, and nightmares.  Toxicity from an overdose can cause spasms, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, loss of muscle control, seizures, and coma.

Quetiapine had a short detection period in blood.  In most cases, it is detectable for 12-48 hours after use.  The detection time can vary depending on a number of factors including how much a person has taken.  Positive results for this test will provide a numerical value for the level detected.

Turnaround for this test is typically 6-12 business days.  

At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for urine drug testing.  When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.

This test is intended to screen for drugs of abuse and is not appropriate for pain management or therapeutic monitoring.  Customers who require pain management testing should consult their prescribing physician.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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