Ordering Recommendation

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


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




4-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH 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

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)