Cannabinoids Confirmation/Qual Meconium

Abbrev Code:THCMEC   
Order Code:LAB8265Order Name:Cannabinoids Confirmation/Qual Meconium
Synonyms:THC Meconium; Marijuana Meconium
Methodology:Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80349 x1, 80349 x1
Test Includes:Drugs Covered: 9-carboxy-THC
Turnaround Time:Specimens sent to reference laboratory Monday-Friday; results are reported within 5 days.

ARUP Laboratory Developed Test (LDT): For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:0.5 g or 1/2 inch cube
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.13 g or 1/4 inch cube 
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Collect all meconium (blackish material) excreted until milk/formula-based stool (yellow-green) appears.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Transfer all available meconium to a sterile urine collection cup. Store at room temperature or refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week at room temperature; 3 months refrigerated; 1 year frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:0092316


Reference Range:Positive cutoff: 5 ng/g
Use:Use for infant drug testing when only cannabinoid (marijuana) exposure is of clinical interest or when quantity of meconium available for testing is very small (eg, <1 g).

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