Ordering Recommendation

Detect exposure to phencyclidine (PCP).

Mnemonic
PCP S/P
Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Mon

Reported

1-8 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). Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 years (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Effective August 17, 2015

Drugs Covered Cutoff Concentrations
Phencyclidine 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 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 Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83992 (Alt code: G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2010461 Phencyclidine (PCP), S/P, Quant 3934-7
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Aliases
Phencyclidine (PCP), Serum or Plasma, Quantitative