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Amphetamines, Qualitative Urine Drug Abuse Screen

Mnemonic:    [AMPHET]
Name:    Amphetamines, Qualitative Urine Drug Abuse Screen
Specimen:    10 mL urine from a random collection.
Minimum Spec:    5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Negative
  Method:    Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT)
Note:    Included in Urine Drug of Abuse Screening Panels.

The VITROS Amphetamine assay is a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay that detects both d-amphetamine and d-methamphetamine. The assay also detects l-amphetamine, l-methamphetamine, d,l-amphetamine, d,l-methamphetamine, methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), and to a lesser extent, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA: Ecstacy) and methylenedioxyethylamine (MDEA: Eve ).

This assay uses a threshold concentration of 1000 ng/mL to separate a negative result from a presumptive positive result.

Confirmation testing will be performed upon physician request.

This test is indicated for medical purposes only.