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Test Code RITALM Methylphenidate, Serum

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

RIT

EPIC Test ID

LAB4267

 

Reporting Name

Methylphenidate (Ritalin)

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube(s), plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and freeze immediately. Send 2 mL of sodium heparin plasma frozen in a plastic vial on dry ice.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and freeze immediately. Send 2 mL serum frozen in a plastic vial on dry ice.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Frozen 180 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Reference Range: 5.0 - 20.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code Information

80360

 

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RIT Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 3807-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1121 Methylphenidate (Ritalin) 3807-5

Analytic Time

3 days

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)