Dextromethorphan

Test ID: 

703659

CPT code:

80362

Clinical Use:

Therapeutic drug management; detect presence of dextromethorphan, an over-the-counter cough suppressant with abuse potential

Specimen Type:

Serum or plasma

Requested Volume: 

2 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection:

Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Submit serum or plasma in a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen. Specimen is stable three days at room temperature; two weeks refrigerated or frozen.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

6 hours

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria:

Gel-barrier tubes

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