6MAMM - Specimen: 6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM), Confirmation, Meconium

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: 6MAMM    
6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM), Confirmation, Meconium

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Meconium

Advisory Information

For chain-of-custody testing, order MAMMX / 6-Monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM) 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:

1. Collect entire random meconium specimen.

2. Send specimen frozen. When refrigerated, a significant percentage of 6-MAM will convert to morphine in less than 24 hours.

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; 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
MeconiumFrozen14 days