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Opiate Level, Serum/Plasma, Quantitation/Confirmation

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Opiate Level, Serum/Plasma, Quantitation/Confirmation
Specimen:    4 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do not use GEL barrier tubes. Samples collected in gel tubes are unacceptable.

Plasma from a green heparinized green top or purple EDTA is acceptable, except it cannot be from a separator tube.
Minimum Spec:    2 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0092354
  Method:    Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Note:    Drugs covered: codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxycodone

***This test does not detect methadone and its metabolite.

The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate non-compliance, inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive.

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

Positive cutoff: 2 ng/mL