Ibuprofen Quantitative, Serum/Plasma

Abbrev Code:IBU   
Order Code:LAB1224Order Name:Ibuprofen Level, Serum or Plasma
Synonyms:Motrin; Advil; Nuprin
Methodology:Quantitative high performance liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80329 x1, 80329 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported within 8-11 days.

Performed by a non-ARUP laboratory.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough). Serial levels may be collected in treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Causes for Rejection:Collected in gel tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum serum or plasma. Store in refrigerator.

Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; 17 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2014183


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

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