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Meprobamate

Equanil, Miltown, Meprospan, Neuramate, Equagesic, ARUP #2011521, EPIC: LAB6096, SOFT: XMBAM

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.

Time of Collection: Trough, just prior to the next dose.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 1 month
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 3 months

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Monday, Friday.
Results available within 2-5 days.

Reference Range

Dose-Related Range: 5-20 mcg/mL.
Toxic: Greater than 40 mcg/mL.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

Meprobamate is a propanediol carbamate sedative and tranquilizer, having pharmacological effects similar to barbiturates. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of meprobamate.

CPT Code

80369 (alternate: G0480).

Test Codes

ARUP #2011521, EPIC: LAB6096, SOFT: XMBAM

Last Updated

08/31/2017

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