4172 Cocaethylene Serum

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Cocaethylene LC-MS-MS  < 50  ng/mL 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Serum 5 (2.5) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s), Frozen - 7 Day(s)  


Clinical utility
Cocaine is metabolized mainly to benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methylester. Cocaethylene is an indication of concurrect cocaine and alcohol consumption.


Collection Instruction
Do not use serum separator tubes.


Reported: Same day

CPT Code: 82520

Notes: This test is for clinical purposes only.