Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

BUPROPION AND METABOLITE, SERUM/PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1898         Geisinger Epic ID: 45789

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum or plasma; minimum 0.4 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
Do not use serum separator tube (SST).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow blood to clot. Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Freeze and ship frozen. Specimens must be kept frozen. If specimens are not kept frozen, this may cause lower or negative result values. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Frozen: 1 month (-20°C).
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature and refrigerated specimens unstable and will be rejected. Serum separator tubes not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Included in report.
CPT code(s):
80338
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and hydroxybupropion.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
WELLBUTRIN
BUPROPRION, MASS SPEC QNT
Quest test code 8592
BUP
Clinical significance:
Bupropion is an antidepressant for treating mental depression. Monitoring its level is important to optimize therapy, to avoid toxicity and to assure compliance.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday p.m. Report available: 2 days.    
Performed stat? No
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