Pseudoephedrine, Blood


Sunquest Code:PSEU  
Epic Code:LAB3169Epic Name:Pseudoephedrine Level
Synonyms:Sudafed
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 (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium or lithium heparin, no gel) protect from light)
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 3 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Protect from light. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:111


Interpretive

Reference Range:200-800 ng/mL


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