Meperidine and Metabolite, Urine Test (8721U)

Meperidine and Metabolite, Urine Test (8721U)

Analysis Code 8721U 
Test Name Meperidine and Metabolite, Urine 
Test Includes Meperidine; Normeperidine 
Compound Synonym(s) Demerol®; Meperidine Metabolite; Pethidine® 
Purpose Identification and Quantitation; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Analgesic, Anesthetic 
Method(s) Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 2 mL Urine 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Plastic container (preservative-free) 
Special Handling None 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 6 month(s)
Refrigerated: 6 month(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 6 month(s) 
*Rejection Criteria None 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [GC & GC/MS] Monday Wednesday Friday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80362 
**Minimum Volume 0.7 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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