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Test ID FEPHD Ephedrine, Serum

Method Name

Gas Chromatography/Electron Capture Detection (GC-EC)

Reporting Name

Ephedrine

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top sodium heparin tube(s), plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL sodium heparin plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

If specimen is not light protected foil wrap specimen to protect from light.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

If specimen is not light protected foil wrap specimen to protect from light.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Frozen  180 days LIGHT PROTECTED
  Ambient  72 hours LIGHT PROTECTED

Reference Values

Reference Range:          35 - 80 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

CPT Code Information

80324

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FEPHD Ephedrine 3591-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1142 Ephedrine 3591-5

NY State Approved

Yes