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Beaumont Laboratory

Morphine, Serum Quantitative

MSIR®, ARUP #92354, Order as a Miscellaneous Sendout.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA or Dark Green-top Sodium Heparin tube.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.

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.
  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • 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): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 3 years

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, Wednesday, Friday.
Results available in 2-5 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

Clinical Utility

Morphine is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of morphine.

CPT Code

80361, 80365 alt G0480.

Test Codes

ARUP #92354, Order as a Miscellaneous Sendout.

Last Updated

12/19/2016

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