BENZODIAZEPINE, SERUM, QUALITATIVE

Components
The screen is very sensitive to diazepam, nordiazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clorazepate, oxazepam, prazepam, temazepam and flurazepam. Others, especially at low doses, may not be detected. Also see Drug Abuse Screen, Serum.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
SST

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Decision level: 100 ng/mL

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeSBEN1
CPT-4 Code (s)
80307
LOINC Codes
3389-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory