Methadone Qualitative, Urine


Sunquest Code:UMETH  
Epic Code:LAB4146Epic Name:Methadone, Urine, Qualitative
Methodology:Competitive binding immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Positive results are unconfirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and should be used for medical treatment purposes only. It should not be used for legal purposes or employment testing.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.6 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 5 mL, 0.6 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:5 days at room temperature or refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Cutoff for positive is 300 ng/mL or greater.
Use:Detection of methadone use or abuse.


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