Demerol, Dolantin, NMS #2610SP, Order as a Miscellaneous Sendout
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: 3.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 1.2 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): 14 days
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 NMS Willow Grove, PA.
Results available in 4-11 days.
Gas Chromatography (GC).
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).
NMS #2610SP, Order as a Miscellaneous Sendout
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