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Drug screen (general toxicology, not available stat)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code ABUSU
Test group Drug screening
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC/MS/MS
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 20 mL
Sample type Random urine (not orderable for other samples)
Preferred volume 5 mL urine
Min. Volume 1 mL urine
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze urine. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest code 91359.
Normal range No compounds detected
Synonyms Comprehensive urine drug screen
Stability Room temperature 5 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 2-5 days.
Additional information Toxicology screens are used to identify substances affecting a patient and to guide the clinician to predict future toxic effects, to confirm the differential diagnosis or to guide therapy. Accurate diagnosis of clinical intoxication secondary to illicit drug use based on clinical history and physical examination may be difficult without laboratory confirmation. This testing is also necessary when multiple drug ingestion is involved, as the effects of one drug may mask the clinical signs and symptoms of the effects of other drugs.

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CPT coding 80100-90, 84600-90
LOINC code 51782-1
Last Updated 8/15/2016 1:52:07 PM
Entry Number 323
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