Buspirone


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Buspirone Level
Synonyms:Buspar
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80299 x1
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:1.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough).


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:415


Interpretive

Reference Range:Not established. Expected serum buspirone concentrations in patients taking recommended daily dosages: Up to 10.00 ng/mL.


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