Levodopa, Serum/Plasma Test (2504SP)

Levodopa, Serum/Plasma Test (2504SP)

Analysis Code 2504SP 
Test Name Levodopa, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes Levodopa 
Compound Synonym(s) Dopar®; L-Dopa; Larodopa®; Sinemet® 
Purpose Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Antiparkinson 
Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Specimen Requirements 2 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Frozen 
Specimen Container Plastic container (preservative-free) 
Special Handling Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [HPLC] Tuesday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80375 
**Minimum Volume 0.7 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.

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