Metformin Quantitation, Urine
2002928
Ordering Recommendation
Evaluate if etiology of hypoglycemia is from exposure to metformin. Serum or plasma is the preferred specimen for correlating drug use with hypoglycemia. Order Metformin, Serum or Plasma (0092390).
Mnemonic
METFORM U
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-10 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Random urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
80299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2002929Metformin Quantitation, Urine
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Aliases
  • Glucophage (Metformin Quantitation, Urine)

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)