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Drug Screen 9 Panel, Serum or Plasma - Immunoassay Screen with Reflex to Mass Spectrometry Confirmation/Quantitation
|Methodology:||Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/ Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry|
Confirmation: 2-5 days
Collect: Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) OR Plain Red OR Green (sodium heparin) OR lavender (EDTA) - 4 ml plasma or serum.
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Remove plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma or serum to a Standard Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Separator tubes. Plasma or whole blood collected in lt. blue (sodium citrate).
Cocaine and cocaethylene are more stable in fluoride-preserved plasma than serum.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
|Test Panel Components||Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Methadone, Opiates, Oxycodone, Phencyclidine, Propoxyphene|