Ordering Recommendation

Useful for general screening to assess drug abuse. Positive drug screen results are confirmed.

Mnemonic
HEROIN SP
Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

4-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain Red, Gray (Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate), Lavender (K2EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.3 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

If screen is positive, then confirmation will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80307; if reflexed, add 80356; 80361 (Reflexed Alt Code: G0480 )

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0091202 Heroin Screen, Serum or Plasma 8219-8
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Aliases
  • 6-MAM - Free
  • 6-Monoacetylmorphine
  • Heroin Metabolite
  • Morphine - Free
  • Opiates
Heroin - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation - Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)