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Venlafaxine CPT: 80307

Synonyms

Effexor

Expected Turnaround Time

1 – 2 days

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Urine (random)

Volume

20 mL

Minimum Volume

7 mL

Container

Plastic urine container

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature. If arrival extends beyond seven days, then refrigerate.

Patient Information

To screen for drug abuse, to monitor someone with a substance abuse problem, to monitor compliance with prescribed medications, or to detect and evaluate drug intoxication or overdose.

Sometimes required prior to the start of a new job or insurance policy; randomly for workplace drug testing or athletic drug testing programs; as mandated when court-ordered; as indicated when ordered by a health practitioner to monitor a known or suspected substance abuse patient; sometimes when you are pregnant, will be receiving an organ transplant, when you are prescribed pain medication, or when you have symptoms suggesting drug intoxication or overdose.

Yes, a random urine sample will be required.

Some prescription and over-the-counter drugs may give a positive screening result; prior to testing, indicate any medications that you have taken and/or for which you have prescriptions.