Test Catalog

Test ID: BNZU    
Benzodiazepines Confirmation, Random, Urine

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Benzodiazepines are extensively metabolized by the liver and subsequently exist in the urine primarily as conjugated esters (-glucuronides). The conjugated metabolites are cleaved during a mild hydrolysis utilizing the enzyme glucuronidase. Stable isotope forms of the compounds are added as internal standards to account for extraction losses. An aliquot of the hydrolyzed sample is diluted and the analytes are separated by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) and analyzed by multiple reaction monitoring.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Tuesday through Saturday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

2 to 6 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test