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METHADONE CONFIRMATION, URINE

Mnemonic

_CM METHA

Synonym

Dolophine - Methadose

Includes

Methadone and metabolite, EDDP

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

Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Methadone and EDDP: Not Detected < 30 ng/mL

CPT Codes

80358

Last Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017 11:42:13 AM


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