Purpose
Identification and Quantitation
Method(s)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80325
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

4 days

Test Includes
1 Ephedrine High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Stimulant, Anorexogenic
2 Pseudoephedrine High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Antihistamine, Decongestant
3 Phenylpropanolamine Norephedrine; PPA High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Decongestant, Stimulant
4 Norpseudoephedrine Cathine High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Bronchodilator, Stimulant

Test Also Known As
Ephedra; Ma Huang; PSE; Sudafed®
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.3 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
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

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

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 16 day(s)
Refrigerated: 16 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 16 day(s)
1 Ephedrine High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Stimulant, Anorexogenic
2 Pseudoephedrine High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Antihistamine, Decongestant
3 Phenylpropanolamine Norephedrine; PPA High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Decongestant, Stimulant
4 Norpseudoephedrine Cathine High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) ng/mL 5 Bronchodilator, Stimulant

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