Test Overview
Test Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spec (HPLC/LC-MS/MS)

Test Usage

Therapeutic drug monitoring.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Sunday
Analytic Time

2 - 12 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • Levodopa
  • Carbidopa
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FSINE (90282) (NMS 4205)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top or lavender top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum or plasma into a plastic vial and freeze immediately. Plasma is also acceptable.

Special Handling

No SST

Alternate Specimen
Lavender or pink top are acceptable
Rejection Criteria
Drawn in SST
Normal Volume
1 ml serum or plasma
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml serum or plasma
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by NMS Labs.

Billing
CPT Code
80375
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