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This assay was designed to screen for and confirm by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) the following drugs:
Chain of custody is a record of the disposition of a specimen to document who collected it, who handled it, and who performed the analysis. When a specimen is submitted in this manner, analysis will be performed in such a way that it will withstand regular court scrutiny. Chain of custody is required whenever the results of testing could be used in a court of law. Its purpose is to protect the rights of the individual contributing the specimen by demonstrating that it was under the control of personnel involved with testing the specimen at all times; this control implies that the opportunity for specimen tampering would be limited.
Detecting drug abuse involving amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and phencyclidine
This chain-of-custody test is intended to be used in a setting where the test results can be used definitively to make a diagnosis.
Not intended for use in employment-related testing.
The test does not screen for drug classes other than those listed above. More comprehensive screening is available using DSSX / Drug Screen, Prescription/OTC, Chain of Custody, Serum or PDSUX / Drug Screen, Prescription/OTC, Chain of Custody, Urine.
Screening cutoff concentrations
Amphetamines: 500 ng/mL
Cocaine (benzoylecgonine-cocaine metabolite): 150 ng/mL
Opiates: 300 ng/mL
Phencyclidine: 25 ng/mL
Tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid: 50 ng/mL
This report is intended for use in clinical monitoring or management of patients. It is not intended for use in employment-related testing.
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