BUPROPION

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and freeze within 2 hours. Send 2.0 mL (1.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.
Submit with order: Bupropion dose, Bupropion dose frequency, Bupropion type of draw.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Lavender EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST tube, sodium citrate, ACD A or B

Methodology
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Therapeutic Range:   50-100 ng/mL  
Toxic Level:   >400 ng/mL  

Performed
Wednesday, Saturday

Turnaround Time3-7 days
Test CodeBUPR
CPT-4 Code (s)
80338 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
6706-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory