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Amphetamine Quantitation/Confirmation, Serum/Plasma

Mnemonic:    [Amphet]
Name:    Amphetamine Quantitation/Confirmation, Serum/Plasma
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do not use GEL barrier tubes. Do NOT use gel barrier collection tubes.

Centrifuge and remove the serum/plasma from the cells ASAP.

Plasma from a green SODIUM heparin or lavender (EDTA) is also acceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2010066
  Method:    HPLC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Note:    Drugs covered: methamphetamine, amphetamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA - Ecstasy), methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA-Eve) and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA).

Adderall is detected in the amphetamine group.

Positive cutoff: 20 ng/mL

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.
Processing Info:    If the patient is prescribed a specific drug, add that information as an order comment.