Heroin, GC/MS Confirmation, Forensic


Sunquest Code:HEROIN  
Epic Code:LAB3090Epic Name:Heroin GC/MS Confirmation
Synonyms:Diacetylmorphine; Diamorphine
Methodology:Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80356
Test Includes:Morphine and 6-Acetylmorphine


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:14 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:12.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 7 mL, 6 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:4157


Interpretive

Reference Range:Morphine: 21-65 ng/mL


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