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Carbidopa and Levodopa Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
0091352
Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
SINEMET SP
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
7-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain Red, Lavender (EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and flash freeze immediately with dry ice. (Min: 0.3 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. Thawed specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 6 days 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
Hotline History
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CPT Code(s)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091350Levodopa Quantitative, Serum/Plasma9385-6
0091378Carbidopa Quantitative, Serum/Plasma9328-6
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Aliases
  • Sinemet

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)