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Test Catalog

Test ID: DSM5X    
Drugs of Abuse Screen 5, Chain of Custody, Meconium

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Testing begins with immunoassay screen. Positives are confirmed and quantitated by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Meconium

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

Container/Tube: Chain-of-Custody Meconium Kit (T653) includes the specimen containers, seals, and documentation required

Specimen Volume: 1 g (approximately 1 teaspoon)

Collection Instructions: Collect entire random meconium specimen.

Additional Information:

1. Specimen that arrives with a broken seal does not meet the chain-of-custody requirements.

2. The laboratory recommends sending chain-of-custody specimens by overnight shipment.

Forms

1. Chain-of-Custody Request is included in the Chain-of-Custody Kit (T282).

2. 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

0.45 g (approximately 0.5 teaspoon)

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

Other Grossly bloody reject, Pink 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 TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
MeconiumFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Refrigerated 24 hours