Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Methadone, Plasma (EDTA)/Serum

Test Name: Methadone, Plasma (EDTA)/Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
or
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of (EDTA) plasma or serum required is 2 mL.

Avoid gel-separator tubes. Separate and freeze within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Multiple collections must be clearly identified and colletion time should be recorded on both the requisition and the specimen to facilitate interpretation of results.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
14 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: reported in UG/L
Effective Date: 2005-02-01
Revised Date: 2014-01-16
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Interpret with collection protocol and clinical history
Special Processing: Spin and separate once received in lab.
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Method of Analysis: LC-MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
METHADWB
 
Referred To: Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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