Drug Screen, Prescription/OTC, Serum

Abbrev Code:DSS   
Order Code:LAB1074Order Name:Prescription/OTC Drug Screen, Serum (DSS)
Synonyms:LHE LAB349
Methodology:Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80307 x1, 80307 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; testing is performed 7 days/week. Results are reported within 4 days.

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Collected in gel tubes; gross hemolysis; gross lipemia, gross icterus.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate within 2 hours. Aliquot 3 mL, 1.1 mL minimum. Immediately store in refrigerator.
Stability:14 days refrigerated (preferred) or frozen; 3 hours at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)
Referral Lab number:DSS


Reference Range:Drugs detected are presumptive. Additional testing may be required to confirm the presence of any drugs detected.
Interpretation: The drugs and limits of detection are listed in Prescription and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug Screens on the Mayo Web Site.
Use:Test not intended for therapeutic drug monitoring, compliance testing, employment-related testing or for drugs of abuse.

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