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Bupropion

Clinical System Name

Miscellaneous Test

Synonyms

Hydroxybupropion
Wellbutrin
Zyban

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

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

Preferred Vol: 6 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.2 mL

 

Note:  Do not use serum separator tubes (i.e. no gold tops). Deliver to Lab immediately. Trough levels are most reproducible.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Freeze specimen in CPA freezer send-outs rack within 4 hours of collection.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp N
  Refrigerated N
  Frozen Y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y - for additional fee Daily 4 - 7 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

 

  nG/mL Reporting Limit Critical High
Bupropion 50 - 100 5 nG/mL 300 nG/mL
Hydroxybupropion 600 - 2000 100 nG/mL

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: HPLC - UV

Analytical Volume:

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82492

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Bupropion and Hydroxybupropion
Reference Test Number:

178

Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition and a Medtox paid airbill. Ship frozen.