Carisoprodol and Meprobamate
0090600
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CARIS
Methodology
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Mon, Fri
Reported
1-4 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.  
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
 
 
Test Number Components Therapeutic Range
 CarisoprodolLess than 8 µg/mL
Toxic: Greater than or equal to 8 µg/mL
0090526Meprobamate, Blood  
 
Dose-​Related Range 5-​20 µg/mL
Toxic Greater than 40 µg/mL
Interpretive Data
Adverse effects may include drowsiness, dizziness and headache.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83805; 80299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090507Carisoprodol, Blood Screen3437-1
0090526Meprobamate Blood3753-1
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Aliases
  • Carisoprodol and Metabolite
  • Carisoprodol, Urine
  • Rela
  • Sodol
  • Soma
  • Soma Compound
  • Soprodol
  • Soridol
  • Vanadom