Drug Screen, Meconium 5 Panel


Sunquest Code:MECDS  
Epic Code:LAB479Epic Name:Meconium Drug Screen (Stool)
Synonyms:Meconium Drug Screen
Methodology:Chromatography/Mass spectrometry; Immunoassay
CPT Code:80307
Test Includes:Opiates, amphetamines, cocaine and metabolites, phencyclidine (PCP), and cannabinoids.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Feces
Optimal Volume:5 g
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 g
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Specimens from different voidings may be pooled if necessary.
Causes for Rejection:Stool sample other than meconium


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:2-5 g meconium. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:4034


Interpretive

Reference Range:Results are reported as positive or negative. Positive results are confirmed by chromatography with mass spectrometry.
Use:Detection of drugs of abuse in newborn infants. Meconium provides correlation to mother's drug use during pregnancy.


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