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Drug Screen (Nonforensic), Serum
0090499
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Detect overdose exposure.

Mnemonic
BLD SCREEN
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Immunoassay/Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/ Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Sun, Tue-Sat
Reported
1-6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain red. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 6 mL serum to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 5.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Post-Mortem 
Remarks
Avoid use of separator tubes and gels. 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
The following drugs or drug classes may be detected: acetaminophen, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, carbamazepine, carisoprodol, disopyramide, meprobamate, phenytoin, primidone, salicylate, theophylline, tricyclic and other antidepressants.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
This test is not optimized for most drugs of abuse (amphet/methamphet, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methadone, opiates, propoxyphene, PCP, THC); instead, refer to Drug Screen 9  Panel, Serum or Plasma, Immunoassay Screen with Reflex to Mass Spectrometry Confirmation/Quantitation (ARUP test code 0092420).
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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090499Drug Screen (Nonforensic), Serum20785-2
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Aliases
  • Drug Analysis
  • Multiple Drug Analysis, Blood Screen
  • Tox Screen