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Fentanyl and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma, Quantitative (2011776)


Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry


Actiq; Duragesic; Durogesic; Fentanyl and Norfentanyl; Fentore; Innovar; Instanyl; Ionsys; Norfentanyl; Onsolis; Pain Management; Sublimaze

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Standard TAT

1-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-8 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top), or potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride (gray-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 1 Week; Refrigerated: 2 Weeks (Preferred); Frozen: 3 Years

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood; Serum separator tubes (SST); Sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube; Plasma separate tubes (PST); Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Test Volume Required

4 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. Complete an ARUP requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick-up Monday-Friday.

Included Tests

Fentanyl and Norfentanyl.

CPT Codes