Ordering Recommendation

Screening test for benzodiazapines. Results are unconfirmed and are to be used for medical (treatment) purposes only.

Mnemonic
S BNZ
Methodology

Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red.

Specimen Preparation

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens collected in separator tubes or fluoride. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data

A test cutoff value of 50 ng/mL is used to discern positive from negative results. Because this is a screening test, positive findings are considered unconfirmed. 

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80307

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090367 Benzodiazepines Detection 3389-4
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Aliases
  • Benzodiazepines screen
Benzodiazepines Detection