Test Catalog

Test ID: OPATU    
Opiates Confirmation, Urine

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

 

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Advisory Information

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

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

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

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Plastic urine container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 5-mL tube

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Forms

 

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

2.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

NA

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 TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 14 days