Collect

One 4 mL serum (Red) tube preferred.

Also acceptable: Gold (serum) tube, lavender (EDTA), or light green (lithium heparin) plasma.

Specimen Preparation

If a Gel separator tube is used, separate serum/plasma ASAP, but within 24 hrs.

Storage/Transport Temperature

0.5 mL serum/plasma Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Refrigerated: 7 days

Performed

Sun-Sat

Department

Toxicology

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Gas chromatography

Reference Interval

Toxic Range: Greater than 40 mg/dL 

 

CPT Codes

82010

Collection

Collect

One 4 mL serum (Red) tube preferred.

Also acceptable: Gold (serum) tube, lavender (EDTA), or light green (lithium heparin) plasma.

Specimen Preparation

If a Gel separator tube is used, separate serum/plasma ASAP, but within 24 hrs.

Storage/Transport Temperature

0.5 mL serum/plasma Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Refrigerated: 7 days

Performed

Sun-Sat

Department

Toxicology

Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Gas chromatography

Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

Toxic Range: Greater than 40 mg/dL 

 

Administrative

CPT Codes

82010