Ordering Recommendation

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

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Plain Red or Gray (Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate).

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: 1.0 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.


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


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




4-10 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory


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

Hotline History


CPT Codes

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


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0091202 Heroin Screen, Serum or Plasma 8219-8
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • 6-MAM - Free
  • 6-Monoacetylmorphine
  • Heroin Metabolite
  • Morphine - Free
  • Opiates
Heroin - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation - Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)