Ephedrine


Sunquest Code:EPHE  
Epic Code:LAB3452Epic Name:Ephedrine
Synonyms:White Cross
Methodology:Gas chromatography/electron capture detection
CPT Code:80324
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel) protect from light (Green (sodium or lithium heparin, no gel) protect from light)
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.
Causes for Rejection:Results may be altered if collected in gel tube.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:46


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than or equal to 500 ng/mL
Reference Range:35-80 ng/mL


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