Specimen Requirements

Title

DRUG ABUSE SCREEN, SERUM

Specimen Requirement

Although urine is the specimen of choice for drug screening, a serum drug screen can be performed when a urine specimen is unavailable.

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Spin, separate and refrigerate.

Alternate specimen: plasma/EDTA

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 48 hours, Refirgerated 14 days, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-3 days Performed Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

DRUGS INCLUDED: AMPHETAMINES, BARBITURATES, BENZODIAZEPINES, COCAINE, ETHANOL, METHADONE, OPIATES, PHENCYCLIDINE, PROPOXYPHENE, THC (CANNABIS)

Test Code

BTOX