Hydrocodone and Metabolites

Sunquest Code:HYCMET  
Epic Code:LAB6467Epic Name:Hydrocodone
Synonyms:Hycodan; Vicodin
Methodology:Gas chromatography/Mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80361
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.

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:45004


Critical Range:Greater than or equal to 90 mg/mL
Reference Range:Hydromorphone, unconjugated: 10-30 ng/mL Hydrocodone, unconjugated: 10-100 ng/mL

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