Hydrocodone and Metabolite

Last Modified: 8/29/2018 2:22:24 PM

Specimen Requirements: 5.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Minimum Volume: 2.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated (preferred)
14 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Serum separator tubes are not acceptable.
Reference Range: Hydrocodone Free Serum: 5 - 24 ng/mL
Hydromorphone Free Serum: 5 - 30 ng/mL
Methodology: Chromatography/Mass
Clinical Significance: Therapeutic drug monitoring and confirmation of
screen-positive results. Hydrocodone is an active
component of Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab, etc. Serum half-life
is 3.4 to 8.8 hours. Hydromorphone is an active ingredient
in Dilaudid. Serum half-life is 1.5 to 3.8 hours.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 4 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 90489
Alternate Test Names: Hydromorphone, Serum
Included Tests: Hydrocodone Free Serum; Hydromorphone Free Serum
CPT Coding: 80361

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