Lab Test

Tamoxifen and Metabolites

4-Hydroxy-Tamoxifen, Endoxifen, N-desmethyltamoxifen, Nolvadex®

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB6529, SOFT: XTAMX, ARUP: Miscellaneous NMS: 4311SP

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred): One plain Red-top tube.

Acceptable: One Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge specimen 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: 0.4 mL)

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum or plasma, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.4 mL)

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge specimen 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: 0.4 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 2 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 30 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 30 days

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 in Salt Lake City, UT. Forwarded to NMS Labs in Horsham, PA.

Performed

Varies.
Results available in 8-12 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

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

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.

CPT Codes

80375

Contacts

Last Updated

10/27/2022

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