6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM) Confirmation, Chain of Custody, Meconium
Detection of in utero drug exposure up to 5 months before birth
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. Since the evidence of illicit drug use during pregnancy can be cause for separating the baby from the mother, a complete chain-of-custody ensures that the test results are appropriate for legal proceedings.
Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)
|Test ID||Reporting Name||Available Separately||Always Performed|
|COCH||Chain of Custody Processing||No||Yes|
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name
6-MAM Confirmation, CoC, M