Purpose
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80176
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Known Interference(s)
Lidocaine [GC]: Diphenhydramine
Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Includes
1 Lidocaine Xylocaine® Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.2 Anesthetic (Local) Diphenhydramine
2 Monoethylglycinexylidide (MEGX) Lidocaine Metabolite Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.2 Anesthetic (Local)

Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL
Special Handling
None
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
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
None

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: Undetermined
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined
1 Lidocaine Xylocaine® Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.2 Anesthetic (Local) Diphenhydramine
2 Monoethylglycinexylidide (MEGX) Lidocaine Metabolite Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.2 Anesthetic (Local)

Interface Map

LOINC® Information