COKEM - Specimen: Cocaine and Metabolites Confirmation, Meconium

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: COKEM    
Cocaine and Metabolites Confirmation, Meconium

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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 (T653) is available upon request.

 

Container/Tube: Stool container (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 (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.

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

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 temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
MeconiumFrozen (preferred)21 days
 Refrigerated 21 days
 Ambient 72 hours