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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Urine Drug Screen (Toxicology Screen)

Test Name

Urine Drug Screen (Toxicology Screen)

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 5mL Urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect 5-10 mL random urine sample in a sterile container. Includes Cocaine metabolite, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Amphetamines, Oxycodone, Cannabinoids and Fentanyl. Please see other tests in the LC-MS/MS library which are included in our urine toxicology screen. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Centrifuge all urine samples before analysis. Samples should be within the normal physiological pH range of 5-8.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled, leaky or samples of non-sufficient quantity.

Stability: Sample is stable for 2 weeks at 2-8°C and frozen indefinitely.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Hour Trauma/Stat
4 Hours routine for screen results.
2 Days for confirmatory

Tests Included

Reference Value

See report for individual test

Test Code

UTS

Methodology

Immunoassay followed by LC-MS/MS confirmation

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: December 11, 2019