Drug Screen, Meconium 5 Panel

Abbrev Code:MECDS   
Order Code:LAB479Order Name:Meconium Drug Screen
Synonyms:Meconium Drug Screen
Methodology:Chromatography/Mass spectrometry; Immunoassay
CPT Codes: 80307 x1
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.
Special Instructions:UMMC-NICU: Cancel and reorder as MECD10

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:5 g
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 g   Does not permit repeat analysis.
Container: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:1-5 g meconium. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days refrigerated; for longer storage, freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:809373


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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