AMPHM - Performance: Amphetamine-Type Stimulants, Confirmation, Meconium

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Meconium is mixed with internal standard and broken down with acetic acid. The sample is then extracted with methanol and further processed by solid-phase extraction. The extract is analyzed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.(Pichini S, Pacifici R, Pellegrini M, et al: Development and validation of a high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry assay for determination of amphetamine, methamphetamine, and methylenedioxy derivatives in meconium. Anal Chem 2004;76:2124-2132)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday, Sunday; Varies

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test