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23249 Bupropion, Serum (178)

Bupropion, Serum (178)
Test Code: BUPRSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Wellbutrin®; Zyban®
Useful For

​Therapeutic Drug Management

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​3 mL ​0.6 mL
​Plasma ​Lithium-heparin Green Top Tube or Sodium-heparin Green Top Tube (GTT) ​3 mL ​0.6 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
Trough levels are most reproducible
 
Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection. Transfer separated serum or plasma to the "Transfer for Bupropion Analysis" tube containing sodium citrate monobasic (white powder). Mix well. Freeze. Special tube is available in Marshfield Labs Specimen Processing Department.  Outreach and Regional Centers please contact Marshfield Labs Customer Service at 800-222-5835 to request "transfer tube for Bupropion analysis".  Transfer tubes are ordered and stored by Marshfield Labs Specimen Processing.       
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
​Serum or Plasma
Freeze immediately; ship frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria
Gel-barrier tubes
​Specimen received not frozen
Specimen not received in Bupropion Analysis Tube containing Sodium Citrate Monobasic​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Medtox Laboratories​ Tuesday and Friday ​5 to 7 days Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Reference Range
Bupropion: 50-100 ng/mL
 
Hydroxybupropion:  600-2000 ng/mL
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​80338
Synonyms/Keywords
Wellbutrin®; Zyban®
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Bupropion, Serum SO (178)
​Cerner ​Bupropion, Serum SO (178)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​3 mL ​0.6 mL
​Plasma ​Lithium-heparin Green Top Tube or Sodium-heparin Green Top Tube (GTT) ​3 mL ​0.6 mL
Collection Processing
Trough levels are most reproducible
 
Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection. Transfer separated serum or plasma to the "Transfer for Bupropion Analysis" tube containing sodium citrate monobasic (white powder). Mix well. Freeze. Special tube is available in Marshfield Labs Specimen Processing Department.  Outreach and Regional Centers please contact Marshfield Labs Customer Service at 800-222-5835 to request "transfer tube for Bupropion analysis".  Transfer tubes are ordered and stored by Marshfield Labs Specimen Processing.       
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
​Serum or Plasma
Freeze immediately; ship frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria
Gel-barrier tubes
​Specimen received not frozen
Specimen not received in Bupropion Analysis Tube containing Sodium Citrate Monobasic​
Useful For

​Therapeutic Drug Management

Reference Range Information
Reference Range
Bupropion: 50-100 ng/mL
 
Hydroxybupropion:  600-2000 ng/mL
For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Medtox Laboratories​ Tuesday and Friday ​5 to 7 days Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
Reference Lab
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​80338
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.