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Meperidine, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MEPE
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method GC/MS
Container type Red top (SST unacceptable)
Amount to Collect 8 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 4 mL serum
Min. Volume 2 mL serum
Processing notes Order Quest test #34004X
Units mg/L
Normal range Meperidine:
Therapeuitc 0.20-0.80 mg/L
Potentially Toxic > 1.50 mg/L


Nomeperidine:
Therapeutic Not established
Potentially Toxic > 1.00 mg/L
Turn around times Test run daily. Turnaround 3-5 days
Additional information For urine testing see Drug Screening
LOINC code 3745-7
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:17 AM
Entry Number 648
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