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Methyprylon

Noludar, ARUP #91088, EPIC: LAB6103, SOFT: XMPL

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. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and maintain at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 2.0 mL serum or plasma, at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F). (Min: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

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

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Indefinite
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): Indefinite
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Indefinite

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, forwarded to National Medical Services (NMS), Willow Grove, PA.

Performed

Varies.
Results available in 4-11 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Gas Chromatography.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

Methyprylon is a nonbarbiturate hypnotic, used as a sleeping pill. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of methyprylon.

CPT Code

80368 (alternate code: G0480).

Test Codes

ARUP #91088, EPIC: LAB6103, SOFT: XMPL

Last Updated

08/30/2017

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