Lab Test

Phencyclidine

Drug Street Name: PCP, Angel Dust

Test Codes

ARUP #2010460, Order as a Miscellaneous Send Out.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA or Dark Green-top Sodium Heparin tubes.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 3 years

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Monday.
Results available in 3-9 days.

Reference Range

Positive cutoff: 10 ng/mL.

Test Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

Clinical Utility

Phencyclidine is a drug of abuse. This assay aids in the detection of drug abuse involving phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust).

CPT Codes

83992, (alt. G0480).

Contacts

Last Updated

3/31/2020

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