Purpose
Identification and Quantitation
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80362
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

4 days

Test Includes
1 Meperidine Demerol® Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.02 Analgesic, Anesthetic
2 Normeperidine Meperidine Metabolite Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.02 Analgesic, Anesthetic

Test Also Known As
Pethidine®
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
3 mL
Minimum Volume
1.2 mL
Special Handling
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
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: 7 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 14 day(s)
1 Meperidine Demerol® Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.02 Analgesic, Anesthetic
2 Normeperidine Meperidine Metabolite Gas Chromatography (GC) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.02 Analgesic, Anesthetic

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