MEPERIDINE

Synonyms: Demerol
Computer Code: (RMEPR)
Specimen Collection: 4 mL blood (red, lavender or sodium heparin green top tube).
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: Allow to clot, centrifuge, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 0.3 mL serum. Plasma: centrifuge, remove plasma, refrigerate. Min 0.3 mL plasma.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency:
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 80362
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII