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DRUGS OF ABUSE PANEL - MECONIUM

Mnemonic

MEC DS

Synonym

Meconium Drug Screen

Includes

Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Opiates, Oxycodone, Methadone, Marijuana

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Collect within 72 hours of birth

Collect

Meconium in sterile container, collected amounts may be pooled within the first 72 hours after birth in order to obtain the 1 gram minimum

Handling

Keep specimen at ambient temperature (20-25°C).

Preferred Volume

3 gms

Minimum Volume

1 gm

Transport

Ambient temperature (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

Samples collected more than 72 hours after birth.

Stability

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

Testing Information

Note

Positive screening results will be sent to ARUP for confirmation testing.

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

24 hours

Method

ELISA

Referral Lab

Confirmation testing sent to ARUP

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not Detected

Comments

Drugs Covered and Screening Cut-off

 Drug/Drug Class

 Screen

 Amphetamine

 50 ng/g

 Methamphetamine

 50 ng/g

 Cocaine

 80 ng/g

 Marijuana

 40 ng/g

 Methadone

 25 ng/g

 Opiates

 50 ng/g

 Oxycodone

 40 ng/g

CPT Codes

80301

Last Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017 02:37:16 PM


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