Purpose
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; Smoking Cessation Adjunct
Method(s)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80338
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Includes
1 Bupropion Wellbutrin® High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Antidepressant
2 Hydroxybupropion Bupropion Metabolite High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 50 Antidepressant

Test Also Known As
Zyban®
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL
Special Handling
Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Frozen
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): 1 month(s)
1 Bupropion Wellbutrin® High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Antidepressant
2 Hydroxybupropion Bupropion Metabolite High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 50 Antidepressant

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