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Carbidopa and Levodopa Quantitative, Serum or Plasma
0091352
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
SINEMET SP
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-10 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 serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


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

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)