Meconium Drug Screen

Last Modified: 6/17/2019 2:43:14 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 5 grams Meconium in a Plastic Feces Container, leak-proof
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

72 hours Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Reference Range:

See Laboratory Report

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) • Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance: Strategies to improve the detection and treatment of substance abuse during pregnancy are the focus of growing interest to those involved in perinatal care. Meconium is an effective biological marker of in-utero illicit drug exposure, and can provide insights leading to improved neonatal outcomes, as well as provide evidence to ensure appropriate rehabilitation of mothers suffering from addiction.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 4 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MECO
EPIC Test Code: LAB479
Send Out Test Code: 45389
Alternate Test Names: Drug Screen Panel 4, Meconium
Included Tests: Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolite, Marijuana, Opiates (with Confirmation)
CPT Coding: 80307

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