Ephedrine, Urine

CPT: 80324
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Test Details

Use

Detect presence of ephedrine, a sympathomimetic medication and banned dietary supplement

Methodology

Gas chromatography/electron capture detection (GC/ECD)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Urine (random), protected from light

Volume

10 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Container

Plastic urine container without preservative

Collection

Wrap specimen in foil to protect from light

Storage Instructions

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen. Protect from light.

Causes for Rejection

Urine from preservative tube; specimen not light-protected

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
808041 Ephedrine, Urine 3593-1 808042 Ephedrine, Urine ng/ml 3593-1
808041 Ephedrine, Urine 3593-1 808043 Ephedrine, Urine N/A

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