Ordering Recommendation

Detect exposure to cocaine.

Mnemonic

COC MET SP

Methodology

Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Also acceptable: Plain red, green (sodium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes. Plasma or whole blood collected in lt. blue (sodium citrate). Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 years

Reference Interval

Effective August 17, 2015

Drugs Covered Cutoff Concentrations
Benzoylecgonine 20 ng/mL

Interpretive Data

Methodology: Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Positive cutoff: 20 ng/mL 

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.

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

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

80353 (Alt code: G0480)

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090682 Benzoylecgonine, S/P, Quant 3392-8
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Aliases

  • Benzoylecgonine
  • Benzoylmethylecgonine
  • Cocaethylene
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • M-OH Benzoylecgonine
  • Pain Management
Cocaine Metabolite, Serum or Plasma, Quantitative