Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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DRUG SCREEN PANEL 9, MECONIUM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2199         Geisinger Epic ID: 46755

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Meconium
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 gm fresh meconium (minimum 1 gram)
Special notes:
Collect 5 grams, approximately 1 tablespoon, of the tarry black meconium sample and place into a sterile specimen container. The sample may be combined several times from each evacuation up to approximately 72 hours

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 30 days.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80307
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine metabolites, Marijuana Metabolite, Methadone, Opiates, PCP (Phencyclidine), Propoxyphene. Will reflex to confirmation if needed.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Quest test code 30427
DSPMEC
Clinical significance:
Meconium contains the amniotic fluid swallowed by the fetus in the last half of pregnancy and is released as the first stools after birth. Meconium is easier to collect than neonatal urine and provides a much longer window of exposure of up to 20 weeks. Meconium is an effective biological marker of in-utero 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. The test is a screening assay using a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay method of analysis. Presumptive positive screen results are reflexed to a more specific and sensitive mass spectroscopy (MS) methodology. Test results equal to or greater than cutoff are reported as positive, and results less than cutoff are reported as negative. Quantitative values cannot be used to assess the amount of drug to which the neonate was exposed.

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily. Report available: Next day.    
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