Methamphetamine


Sunquest Code:METHBL  
Epic Code:LAB6711Epic Name:Methamphetamine, Blood
Synonyms:Desoxyn; D-desoxyephedrine; Methedrine
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gel barrier tubes not recommended.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 5 mL, 2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days refrigerated; for longer storage freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:75


Interpretive

Reference Range:Amphetamine: 10-100 ng/mL; Methamphetamine: 10-100 ng/mL
Use:Detect use of methamphetamine or amphetamine, stimulant drugs.


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