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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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)