Ordering Recommendation

Monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
METHADO SP
Methodology

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

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

Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Also acceptable: Plain red, green (sodium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or 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

Separator tubes. Plasma or whole blood collected in lt. blue (sodium citrate). Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 years

Reference Interval

Effective August 17, 2015

Drugs Covered Cutoff Concentrations
Methadone 10 ng/mL
EDDP 10 ng/mL

Interpretive Data

Methodology: Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Positive cutoff:
10 ng/mL

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate non-compliance, inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80358 (Alt code: G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2005892 Methadone, S/P, Quant 3772-1
2005893 EDDP, S/P, Quant 60071-8
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Aliases
  • Amidone
  • Dolophine
  • EDDP
  • Heptadon
  • Methadone
  • Methadose
  • Pain Management
  • Physeptone
  • Symoron
Methadone and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma, Quantitative