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Phencyclidine (PCP), Serum or Plasma, Quantitative

Order Name PCP S/P
Test Number: 6980207
Revision Date 10/07/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Phencyclidine (PCP), Serum or Plasma, Quantitative
Quantitative HPLC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry 3934-7 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5 mL) Serum Clot Activator (Red Top, No-Gel) Refrigerated
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.5 mL) Plasma Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) Refrigerated
Alternate 2 1 mL (0.5 mL) Plasma EDTA (Lavender Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 3 1 mL (0.5 mL) Plasma Sodium Heparin (Green Top / No-Gel) Refrigerated
Instructions Remove plasma or serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Transfer 1 mL(Min: 0.5 mL) plasma or serum to a Standard Transport Tube.
Unacceptable Conditions: Hemolyzed specimens. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Separator tubes. Plasma or whole blood collected in light blue (sodium citrate).
Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 years
Testing Schedule Mon 
Expected TAT 1-8 days   
Clinical Use For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use. 
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 2010460
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 83992 (Alt code: G0480)
Lab Section Reference Lab