Test Catalog

Test Id : PCPU

Phencyclidine Confirmation, Random, Urine

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of drug abuse involving phencyclidine (street names: angel dust, hog, or angel hair)

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Confirmation with Quantitation

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Phencyclidine Confirmation, U

Aliases
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Angel Dust (Phencyclidine)

PCP (Phencyclidine)

Rocket Fuel (Phencyclidine)

Super Weed

TCP (Phencyclidine)

Killer Weed (Phencyclidine)

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Ordering Guidance

1. For situations where chain of custody is required, a Chain-of-Custody Kit (T282) is available. For chain-of-custody testing, order PCPX / Phencyclidine Confirmation, Chain of Custody, Random, Urine

2. If urine creatinine is required or adulteration of the sample is suspected, order ADULT / Adulterants Survey, Random, Urine.

3. Additional drug panels and specific requests are available. Call 800-533-1710 or 507-266-5700.

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container Tube: Plastic, 10 mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Additional Information:

1. No specimen substitutions.

2. STATS are not accepted for this test.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.2 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
Frozen 14 days
Ambient 72 hours

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of drug abuse involving phencyclidine (street names: angel dust, hog, or angel hair)

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Phencyclidine (PCP) is a drug of abuse. This compound affects diverse neural pathways and interacts with cholinergic, adrenergic, GABA-secreting, serotoninergic, opiate neuronal receptors, and gamma receptors. It has analgesic, anesthetic, and stimulatory effects, yielding bizarre behavior, ranging from depression through catatonia, euphoria, violent rage, and hallucinations. Most fatalities result from its hypertensive effect.

 

Diagnosis of PCP usage depends on drug screening. PCP is excreted in the urine.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Negative

Cutoff concentrations

Phencyclidine by GC-MS: <10 ng/mL

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

The presence of phencyclidine (PCP) in urine is a strong indicator that the patient has used PCP.

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

Urine phencyclidine (PCP) may be undetectable at alkaline pH.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Schuster DI, Arnold FJ, Murphy RB: Purification, pharmacological characterization and photoaffinity labeling of sigma receptors from rat and bovine brain. Brain Res 1995;670:14-28

2. Bayorh MA, Zokowska-Grojec A, Palkovits M, Kopin IJ: Effect of phencyclidine (PCP) on blood pressure and catecholamine levels in discrete brain nuclei. Brain Res 1984;321:315-318

3. Baselt RC: Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals in Man. 11th edition. Biomedical Publications, 2017

Method Description
Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The specimen is analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Tuesday, Thursday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

2 to 8 days

Specimen Retention Time
Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester

Fees
Several factors determine the fee charged to perform a test. Contact your U.S. or International Regional Manager for information about establishing a fee schedule or to learn more about resources to optimize test selection.

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  • Clients without access to Test Prices can contact Customer Service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Prospective clients should contact their Regional Manager. For assistance, contact Customer Service.

Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics 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.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

83992

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC® Information

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PCPU Phencyclidine Confirmation, U 16254-5
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Result LOINC Value Tooltip
6673 Phencyclidine-by GC/MS 16254-5
21192 Phencyclidine Interpretation 69050-3
21193 Chain of Custody 77202-0

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports