Screening test for benzodiazapines. Results are unconfirmed and are to be used for medical (treatment) purposes only.
Within 24 hours
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)
Specimens collected in separator tubes or fluoride. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month
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.
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- Benzodiazepines screen