Demerol, Dolantin, ARUP #2002756, EPIC: LAB6094, SOFT: XMEPR
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tube or Green-top Sodium Heparin 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: 2.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 1.0 mL)
- Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
- Specimens not collected and 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): 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.
Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.
Results available in 2-7 days.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
Meperidine is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. This assay is used for therapeutic and toxicity monitoring of meperidine.
80362 (alternate code: G0480).
ARUP #2002756, EPIC: LAB6094, SOFT: XMEPR
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