Bupropion and Hydroxybupropion, Serum or Plasma
Therapeutic drug management
Serum or plasma, frozen
Red-top (no additive) tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended. Storage/Transport: Custom “Transfer for Bupropion Analysis” tube containing Sodium Citrate Monobasic
Trough levels are most reproducible
Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection. Transfer separated serum or plasma to the “Transfer for Bupropion Analysis” tube containing sodium citrate monobasic (white powder). Mix well. Freeze
Freeze immediately; ship frozen on dry ice.
Gel-barrier tubes; specimen received not frozen