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HEROIN CONFIRMATION, URINE

Mnemonic

_CM 6AM

Synonym

6-MAM - 6-AM - Heroin

Includes

HEROIN METABOLITE: 6-ACETYLMORPHINE

Guidelines

6-Acetylmorphine is a Heroin metabolite. 6-Acetylmorphine detection represents definitive evidence of Heroin exposure.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine in a sterile container

Handling

Refrigerate (2-8°C) if unable to deliver to the lab within 3 days.

Preferred Volume

10 mL

Minimum Volume

5 mL

Transport

Ambient (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

If minimum specimen volume is not received, testing will not be performed.

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 3 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 10 days; Frozen (< -10°C): 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Tue - Sat

Reported

1-2 days

Method

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not Detected < 1.25 ng/mL

CPT Codes

80102

Last Updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017 04:11:21 PM


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