PCPMC - Specimen: Phencyclidine (PCP) Confirmation, Meconium

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PCPMC    
Phencyclidine (PCP) Confirmation, Meconium

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Advisory Information

Chain of custody is recommended for this test. For chain-of-custody testing, order PCPMX / Phencyclidine (PCP) Confirmation, Chain of Custody, 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.

Supplies: Stool container. Small (Random), 4 oz (T288)

Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 1 g (approximately 1 teaspoon)

Collection Instructions: Collect entire random meconium specimen.


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








Grossly bloody reject, Pink OK; stool, diapers

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)28 days
 Ambient 28 days
 Refrigerated 28 days