Sign in →

Test Code IPECAC Ipecac

Important Note

Urine is acceptable, order as a Miscellaneous and comment 10 mL urine to MedTox Test Code 8416.

Clinical System Name

Ipecac Level

Synonyms

Cephaeline
Emetine

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

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

Preferred Vol: 6 mL

Minimum Vol:

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2- 4 C

Storage location: Deliver specimen to sendouts refrigerated rack.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp 3 d
  Refrigerated Y
  Frozen Y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily 7 -14 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 Range
Emetine 0.5 ng/mL <75.0 ng/ml
Cephaeline 0.5 ng/mL  

Therapeutic and toxic ranges have not been established. Emetine and cephaeline are alkaloids present in ipecac. Serum emetine levels within 2 hours of a 30 ml dose of ipecac syrup range from 0-75.0 ng/ml.
 

 

 

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 6.0 mL serum, plasma or 3 mL urine

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82542

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Ipecac Use Markers
Reference Test Number: 416
Instructions: Send out M - F overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition. Medtox accepts Saturday deliveries. Ship at ambient temperature.