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Neonatal Drug Screen, Meconium

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code ABUSM
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunoassay, GC/MS
Container type Leak proof container
Amount to Collect 5 gm meconium
Sample type Meconium
Preferred volume 5 gm
Min. Volume 1 gm
Processing notes DO not aliquot. Freeze sample and transport to China Basin frozen. Order Quest test code 30427X
Normal range
Synonyms Drugs of abuse
Stability Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times 4 - 5 days
Additional information Strategies to improve the detection and treatment of
substance abuse during pregnancy are the focus of growing interest to those involved in perinatal care. Meconium is an effective biological marker of in-utero illicit drug exposure, and can provide insights leading to improved neonatal outcomes, as well as provide evidence to ensure appropriate rehabilitation of mothers suffering from addiction.
CPT coding 80310-90
Last Updated 1/14/2016 9:42:47 AM
Entry Number 1643
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