Tramadol and Metabolite Screen, Serum/Plasma Test (9288SP)

Tramadol and Metabolite Screen, Serum/Plasma Test (9288SP)

Analysis Code 9288SP 
Test Name Tramadol and Metabolite Screen, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes O-Desmethyltramadol; Tramadol 
Compound Synonym(s) Tramadol Metabolite; Ultram®; Ultrex® 
Purpose Exclusion Screen; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory 
Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/
TandemMass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 2 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Plastic container (preservative-free) 
Special Handling Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Peak serum levels are recommended when monitoring patients because the level in the blood drops so rapidly that many negative results are found at the trough. The peak occurs at 40 to 90 minutes post dose. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.  
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 11 month(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [LC-MS/MS] Monday Wednesday Friday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80307 
**Minimum Volume 0.9 mL 
Reflex Testing
(when required, addl' fee may apply)
5626SP - Tramadol and Metabolite Confirmation, Serum/Plasma 
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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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