Abbrev Code:BUROP   
Order Code:LAB3341Order Name:Bupropion Level
Synonyms:Wellbutrin; Zyban
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80338 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.
Special Instructions:Sample must be aliquoted into a bupropion analysis tube after centrifuging.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Bupropion Test Aliquot Tube, Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough). Deliver to laboratory immediately.
Causes for Rejection:Gel top tubes; non frozen samples. Samples not aliquoted into a bupropion analysis tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection. Aliquot 3 mL, 0.6 mL minimum into a MedTox aliquot tube for buprioprion analysis containing sodium citrate monobasic (white powder). Do not use standard aliquot tubes. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Both serum and heparinized plasma are acceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:178


Reference Range:Bupropion: 50-100 ng/mL; Hydroxybupropion: 600-2000 ng/mL

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