HEROIN CONFIRMATION, URINE (AS HEROIN METABOLITE: 6, ACETYL-MORPHINE)

Mnemonic

MISC

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

80356, G0480

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:15 AM