Ordering Recommendation

Monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic

PPXY SP

Methodology

Quantitative 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
Propoxyphene 10 ng/mL
Norpropoxyphene (qualitative only) 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. Norpropoxyphene is reported as qualitative only. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory. 

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80367 (Alt code: G0480)

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2010466 Propoxyphene, S/P, Quant 3543-6
2010467 Norpropoxyphene, S/P, Qual 3870-3
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Aliases

Propoxyphene and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma, Quantitative