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Test Catalog

Test ID: 6MAMM    
6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM), Confirmation, Meconium

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Meconium

Advisory Information

For chain-of-custody testing, order MAMMX / 6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM) Confirmation, Chain of Custody, Meconium.

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

Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz (T288)

Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 1 g (approximately 1 teaspoon)

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect entire random meconium specimen.

2. Send specimen frozen. When refrigerated, a significant percentage of 6-MAM will convert to morphine in less than 24 hours.

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

0.3 g (approximately 1/4 teaspoon)

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

Grossly bloody Reject
Stool, diapers Reject

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
MeconiumFrozen14 days