Meprobamate, Quantitative, Serum or Plasma [635Z]

Test Code
5051

CPT Codes
80369 (HCPCS: G0480)

Preferred Specimen
2 mL timed serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
Serum 1.5 mL
Plasma 1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Timed serum collected in: no additive (dark blue-top) tube • Timed plasma collected in a: flouride oxalate (gray-top), or EDTA (lavender-top), or sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 90 days

Methodology
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat p.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
5.0-30.0 µg/mL

Clinical Significance
Meprobamate is used in the treatment of neuroses and as a muscle relaxant. It is also used as a tranquilizer in emotional disturbances. Measurement of serum levels is used to monitor therapy, compliance and/or degree of toxicity.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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