Ordering Recommendation

Useful for general testing in contexts of compliance and/or abuse. Preferred test to follow-up presumptive results.

Mnemonic
PREGABA U
Methodology

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Wed, Sat

Reported

1-6 days

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

Random urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Positive cutoff: 5.0 µg/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, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as a quantitative result. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80366 (Alt code: G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2012230 Pregabalin, Urine 64125-8
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Aliases
Pregabalin, Urine