Ordering Recommendation

Monitor patient adherence and exposure.

Mnemonic

KETAMINE S

Methodology

Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

4-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain Red or Lavender (EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.2 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: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 9 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80357 (Alt code: G0480)

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0091505 Ketamine Quantitative, Serum/Plasma
0091506 Norketamine Quantitative, Serum/Plasma
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Aliases

  • Ketaject
  • Ketalar
  • Ketaset
  • Special K
Ketamine and Metabolite Quantitative, Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)