HYDROCODONE, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 4 hours. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, heparin, sodium fluoride

Rejection Criteria
Serum: SST

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

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

Reference Range
<5 ng/mL
For medical use only

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time2-5 days
Test CodeHCODS
CPT-4 Code (s)
80361 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
3680-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory