Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BUSPIRON
Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-6 days

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

Recommended peak draw 40-90 minutes post dose.

Collect

Plain red, lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.  Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 4 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

Use of peak serum level is recommended for patient monitoring. Blood drug level drops rapidly, leading to many negative results at the trough. Peak serum concentration occurs 40-90 minutes post dose.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80375 (Alt code: G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0091298 Buspirone Quantitative, Serum or Plasma 9356-7
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Aliases
  • BuSpar
Buspirone Quantitative, Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)