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BUPROPION, SERUM OR PLASMA

Mnemonic

BUPROP LVL

Synonym

Wellbutrin - Zyban® - Budeprion - Aplenzin - Amfebutamone

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL plain red top tube. Also acceptable: Plasma, lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2.0 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month

Testing Information

Note

Submit With Order
Please indicate:
1.  Dose - List drug amount and include the units of measure
2.  Route - List the route of administration (IV, oral, etc.)
3.  Dose Frequency - Indicate how often the dose is administered (per day, per week, as needed, etc.)
4.  Type of Draw - Indicate the type of blood draw (Peak, Trough, Random, etc.) 

Performed

Wed, Sat

Reported

2-7 days

Method

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2010357)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80338

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 03:17:14 PM


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