OPIATES, SERUM, QUANTITATIVE

Mnemonic

OPIATE S

Includes

Morphine, Codeine, Meperidine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 7.0 mL red, 4.0 mL dark green (sodium heparin) or 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL serum

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL serum (Whole Blood 2.5 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Serum that has been in contact with serum separator gel

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

LC/MS/MS

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not Detected
Morphine: <10 ng/mL
Codeine: <10 ng/mL
Meperidine : <10 ng/mL
Hydromorphone: <10 ng/mL
Oxycodone: <10 ng/mL
Hydrocodone: <10 ng/mL

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:21 AM