Tramadol Ultram and O Desmethyltramadol, Serum or Plasma


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Synonyms:Ultram
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
CPT Codes: 80299 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7-10 days.
Special Instructions:Stat specimens are available daily for an additional charge.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (sodium heparin, no gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated 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:238


Interpretive

Reference Range:Tramadol: 100-1000 ng/mL O-desmethyltramadol: Less than 200 ng/mL


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