Drug Panel 9, Meconium

Last Modified: 11/30/2020 10:43:34 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 5 grams Meconium in a Plastic Feces Container, leak-proof
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 1.0 gram
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay
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: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MDSP9
EPIC Test Code: LAB2973
Send Out Test Code: 30427
Alternate Test Names: Drug Screen Panel 9, Meconium
Included Tests: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine metabolites, Marijuana Metabolite, Methadone, Opiates, PCP (Phencyclidine), Propoxyphene
CPT Coding: 80307

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