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Detecting drug abuse involving alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methadone, opiates, phencyclidine, and tetrahydrocannabinol
This test is intended to be used in a setting where the test results can be used definitively to make a diagnosis
Testing begins with screening tests for alcohol and drugs of abuse. Positives are confirmed and quantitated by definitive methods (gas chromatography-flame ionization detector for ethanol; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine and metabolites, methadone, phencyclidine, and tetrahydrocannabinol metabolite) at an additional charge. Amphetamines and opiates that screen positive will be quantified with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry at an additional charge.
This assay was designed to test for and confirm by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) the most common classes of drugs of abuse.
This test uses the simple screening technique which involves immunologic testing for drugs by class. All positive screening results are confirmed by GC-MS (positive alcohol by GC) or LC-MS/MS, and quantitated, before a positive result is reported.
This test represents the coupling of UDOA / Drug Abuse Survey, Urine with an automatic confirmation of all positive results by the definitive assay available and described elsewhere (eg, AMPHU / Amphetamines Confirmation, Urine).
Screening cutoff concentrations
Amphetamines: 500 ng/mL
Barbiturates: 200 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines: 100 ng/mL
Cocaine (benzoylecgonine-cocaine metabolite): 150 ng/mL
Ethanol: 10 mg/dL
Methadone metabolite: 300 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.
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 the serum or urine drug screens (DSS / Drug Screen, Prescription/OTC, Serum or PDSU / Drug Screen, Prescription/OTC, Urine).
For situations where chain-of-custody is required, a Chain-of-Custody Kit (Supply T282) is available.
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