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Test ID: PDSU    
Drug Screen, Prescription/OTC, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Urine

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.

Container/Tube: Plastic, 60-mL urine bottle

Specimen Volume: 30 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Additional Information:

1. See Table 1 in Prescription and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drug Screens in Special Instructions. 

2. For situations where chain of custody is required, a Chain-of-Custody Kit (Supply T282) is available. For chain-of-custody information, see COCH / Chain-of-Custody Processing.

3. Not intended for use in employment-related testing.

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.

2.1 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 3 hours