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).
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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.
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
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2002929Metformin Quantitation, Urine
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Cross References
  • Glucophage (Metformin Quantitation, Urine)
Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)