Opiates Confirmation
Label Mnemonic: OPICON
Epic Lab Code: LAB2496
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL plasma
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL plasma
Rejection Criteria:
Separator tubes. Plasma or whole blood collected in lt. blue (sodium citrate). Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Codeine 2 ng/mL Morphine 2 ng/mL 6-acetylmorphine 2 ng/mL Hydrocodone 2 ng/mL Hydromorphone 2 ng/mL Oxycodone 2 ng/mL Oxymorphone 2 ng/mL
Interpretive Data:
For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use. Drugs covered: codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone and oxymorphone. All drugs covered are the non- glucuronidated (free) form. Positive cutoff: 2 ng/mL 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. A very small amount of an unexpected drug analyte in the presence of a large amount of an expected drug analyte may reflect pharmaceutical impurity. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.
Methodology:
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
CPT Code:
80364