Ordering Recommendation

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.

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.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

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).

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80307

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090499 Drug Screen (Nonforensic), Serum 20785-2
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Aliases

  • Drug Analysis
  • Multiple Drug Analysis, Blood Screen
  • Tox Screen
Drug Screen (Nonforensic), Serum