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Alias Names: Buprenex® / Suboxone® / Subutex® / Temgesic®
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
Edit Date: 5/12/2010
Components: Buprenorphine – Free / Norbuprenorphine – Free
Performed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 83925-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 5 mL red top tubes. Do not use serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Plasma. Do not use plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 7 days ambient, 30 days refrigerated, or 30 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 4 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serumor plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Useful for therapeutic drug monitoring.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen collected in SST or PST.

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