Hydrocodone and Metabolites


Sunquest Code:HYCMET  
Epic Code:LAB6467Epic Name:Hydrocodone and Metabolite
Synonyms:Hycodan; Vicodin
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Test Includes:Hydrocone, Hydromorphone, Dihydrocodeine
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 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, 0.6 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Samples are stable up to 3 days at room temperature. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:45004


Interpretive

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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