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Oxycodone, Blood

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

oxycontin
oxymorphone
Percocet
Percodan

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: 6 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.5 mL

 

Note:  Trough levels are most reproducible.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator send-outs rack

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood. Transfer serum or plasma to plastic aliquot container. Send refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma Room temp 3 d
  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen > 14 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily 5 - 10 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories

Department

Department:

Medtox Laboratories

402 West County Road D
St Paul, MN 55112
 

Phone Number: (800) 832-3244

 

 

Reference Range

 

Reporting Limit 5 nG/mL
Reference Range 10 - 40 nG/mL
Critical Value 150 nG/mL

 


 

 

 

Methodology

Method: GC/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.6 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83925

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Oxycodone + Metabolite

Reference Test Number: 45002
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs overnight via Fed Ex, using a Medtox requisition. Medtox accepts Saturday deliveries.