Lab Test

Ibuprofen Level

Motrin, Advil, Nuprin

Test Codes

Mayo: FIBUP, EPIC: LAB6068, Beaker: XIBU

Specimen Collection Criteria

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

Do not use Serum Separator or Plasma Separator Gel 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: 0.25 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Serum Separator (SST) tubes or Plasma Gel tubes.

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: 0.25 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 72 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below):  6 months

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 Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, MN. Forwarded to Medtox Laboratories.

Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
Results available in 4-10 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet Detection; (HPLC-UV)

Interpretation

No therapeutic or toxic range has been established.

Clinical Utility

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that also has antipyretic and analgesic activities. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of ibuprofen.

CPT Codes

80329

Contacts

Last Updated

11/13/2020

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