Drug Abuse Screen 8, Urine


Sunquest Code:DAU8  
Epic Code:LAB3425Epic Name:Drug Abuse Screen 8 Urine (UR)
Methodology:Competitive binding immunoassay; bichromatic rate
Test Includes:Amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine metabolite, ethanol, opiates, phencyclidine
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Positive results are not confirmed by a second method. If confirmation is required, please contact the laboratory.
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Urine Collection Procedure, Drugs of Abuse Screen



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 1.1 mL.
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Keep in original container. Initial testing requires 5 mL, 1.1 mL minimum; confirmatory testing requires 10 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 24 hours; freeze for longer storage.
Shipping Instructions:Ship in original container at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 24 hours. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Stability:Refrigerated - less than 24 hours; freeze if storage longer than 24 hours is required.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Use:Evaluate suspected drug abuse.


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