Quaalude, Sopor, ARUP #91090, EPIC: LAB6100, SOFT: XMETH
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tubes.
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. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 2.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.7 mL)
- Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
- Specimens not collected or processed as indicated.
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): 1 year
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.
Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, forwarded to National Medical Services (NMS), Willow Grove, PA.
Results available in 4-11 days.
Quantitative Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.
Methaqualone is a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic. It is a common drug of abuse and "street" preparations may be adulterated with other pharmacoactive substances. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of methaqualone.
80368 (alternate code: G0480).
ARUP #91090, EPIC: LAB6100, SOFT: XMETH
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