Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test to follow up presumptive results. For general screening, Propoxyphene, Urine Screen with Reflex to Quantitation (2012269) is preferred.

Mnemonic

PROPOX SP

Methodology

Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Performed

Varies

Reported

8-11 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

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

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells within 2 hours. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 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 and frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Note

Amitriptyline is a known interference.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80367 (Alt code: G0480)

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3003724 Propoxyphene Quantitation, S/P 3543-6
3003725 Norpropoxyphene Quantitation, S/P 10341-6
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Aliases

Propoxyphene and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)