Drug Abuse Screen 1, Urine (ER)


Sunquest Code:DAU1  
Epic Code:LAB3420Epic Name:Drug Abuse Screen 1 Urine (ED)
Methodology:Competitive binding immunoassay
Test Includes:Amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine metabolite, opiates
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 0.9 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 5 mL, 0.9 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator. Freeze samples not analyzed within 24 hours.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 24 hours. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Stability: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, Ridges, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative. Cutoffs for positive results: Opiate >300 ng/mL; amphetamine >500 ng/mL, cannabinoid >50 ng/mL, cocaine >300 ng/mL. This is an unconfirmed screening result to be used for medical purposes only.
Use:Evaluate suspected drug abuse.


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