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Test ID FIPEC Ipecac Use Markers

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Ipecac Use Markers

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:



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.



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.  

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

Therapeutic and toxic ranges have not been established.

Emetine and cephaeline are alkaloids present in ipecac.

Serum emetine levels within 2 hours of a 30 mL dose of ipecac syrup range from 0 - 75.0 ng/mL.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FIPEC Ipecac Use Markers Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1199 Emetine 12399-2
Z1062 Cephaeline 21173-0

NY State Approved