PENTAZOCINE, SERUM/PLASMA

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plian red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 3.0 mL serum (1.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Lavender EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST, PST

Methodology
Gas Chromatography (GC)

Stability
Room temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 17 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodePENTZ
CPT-4 Code (s)
80362 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
3916-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory