Ordering Recommendation

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

Mnemonic
MEPRO SP
Methodology

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sun, Tue, Thu

Reported

1-4 days

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

Plain Red, Lavender (K2EDTA), Lavender (K3EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate 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

Whole blood. Gel Separator Tubes, Light Blue (Sodium Citrate), or Yellow (SPS or ACD Solution).

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval
Dose-Related Range 5.0-20.0 µg/mL
Toxic Greater than 40.0 µg/mL

Interpretive Data

The therapeutic range is based on serum pre-dose (trough) draw at steady-state concentration. Adverse effects may include drowsiness, dizziness and headache.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80369 (Alt code: G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2011456 Meprobamate, Serum or Plasma 3753-1
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Aliases
  • Equagesic
  • Equanil
  • Meprobamate blood level
  • Meprospan
  • Miltown
Meprobamate, Serum or Plasma, Quantitative