Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Methadone, Serum

Test Name: Methadone, Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Blood collection tubes with separator gels are not recommended for this test.
Royal blue top serum tubes are also acceptable.
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 1.2 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
14 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 100 400 ng/mL
Potentially toxic range: ≥ 2000 ng/mL
Effective Date: 2005-02-01
Revised Date: 2019-06-05
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: GC/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
METHAD
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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