81480:BENZODIAZEPINES SCREEN

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81480:BENZODIAZEPINES SCREEN
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet Detection / Gas Chromatography-Electron Capture (HPLC-UV/GC-EC)
Edit Date: 9/9/2010
Components: Alprazolam (Xanax) / Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) / Clonazepam (Klonopin) / Clorazepate (Tranxene) / Desalkylflurazepam / Desmethyldiazepam / Diazepam (Valium) / Flurazepam (Dalmane) / Halazepam / Lorazepam (Ativan) / Midazolam (Versed) / Oxazepam (Serax) / Prezepam (Centrax) as Desmethyldiazepam / Temazepam (Restoril) / Triazolam (Halcion) (NOTE: Desalkylflurazepam is a metabolite common to both flurazepam and quazepam.)
Released: 72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories reference lab.
CPT Code: 82486-90 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST). Also acceptable: Whole blood or heparinized plasma.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Freeze within 24 hours of collection.
Standard Volume: 3 mL serum, plasma, or whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 0.7 mL serum, plasma, or whole blood (micro method does not allow for repeat testing or confirmations).
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen not frozen within 24 hours of collection; use of SST or PST.