Carisoprodol

CPT: 80369
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Rela®
  • Sodol®
  • Soma® Compound
  • Soprodol®
  • Soridol®

Test Includes

Carisoprodol; meprobamate (carisoprodol metabolite)

Use

Evaluate toxicity; monitor therapeutic levels

Limitations

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Methodology

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Reference Interval

Therapeutic: meprobamate: 6−12 μg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum or plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Container

Red-top tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube. Do not use a gel-barrier tube. The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the drug by the gel. Depending on the specimen volume and storage time, the decrease in drug level due to absorption may be clinically significant.

Collection

Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Causes for Rejection

Gel-barrier tube

Clinical Information

References

Tietz NW. Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Co;1990:722-723.

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