Morphine, Serum or Plasma


Sunquest Code:MORPHN  
Epic Code:LAB3617Epic Name:Morphine Confirmation
Synonyms:Astramorph; Duramorph; MS Contin; Roxanol
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the 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))


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:279


Interpretive

Reference Range:21-65 ng/mL


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