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Test ID: AMPHM    
Amphetamine-Type Stimulants, Confirmation, Meconium

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Meconium

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Chain of custody is recommended for this test. Chain-of-Custody Meconium Kit (Supply T653) is available upon request.  

 

Container/Tube: Stool container (Supply T288)

Specimen Volume: 1 g (approximately 1 teaspoon)

Collection Instructions: Collect entire random meconium specimen.

Additional Information:

1. For chain-of-custody information, see Chain-of-Custody Meconium Kit (Supply T653).

2. Specimen that arrives with a broken seal does not meet the chain-of-custody requirements.

3. The laboratory recommends sending chain-of-custody specimens by overnight shipment.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.3 g (approximately 1/4 teaspoon)

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Grossly bloody reject; Pink OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
MeconiumFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Refrigerated 24 hours