Methamphetamine


Sunquest Code:METHBL  
Epic Code:LAB6711Epic Name:Methamphetamine, Blood
Synonyms:Desoxyn; D-desoxyephedrine; Methedrine
Methodology:Chromatography/mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80324
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:8.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 5 mL, 4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:75


Interpretive

Critical Range:Amphetamine: 500 ng/mL or greater; Methamphetamine: 300 ng/mL or greater
Reference Range:Amphetamine: 10-100 ng/mL; Methamphetamine: 10-100 ng/mL
Use:Therapeutic monitoring and assess toxicity.


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