Methadone


Test Information

Test Name

Methadone

Preferred Specimen

Plain tube

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Specimen should be collected immediately pre-dose and/or 2.5-4 hours post dose
  • Note last dose details

Processing Information

Registration Code

METB

Notes

  • DO NOT use gel tube
  • If micro collects, please collect 4x micro red containers

Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Notes

If sample is less than 600 uL, process RECOLLECT.

Send Away Volume

Preferred 1mL serum; min. 600 uL of serum

Send Away Transport

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