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Test Code DEMROL Meperidine (Demerol) and Normeperidine, serum

Additional Codes

EMR Interface Order Code: 05476

Reporting Name

Meperidine (Demerol)

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube(s). Plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of sodium heparin plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). Serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  180 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Cold OK; Warm OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Meperidine:

Reference Range: 400 - 700 ng/ml

 

Normeperidine: No reference range provided

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code Information

80362

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FMEP Meperidine (Demerol) 68314-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1132 Meperidine 73934-2
Z1159 Normeperidine 73933-4

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)