Ordering Recommendation

Useful for general screening in contexts of compliance and/or abuse. For follow-up testing of a presumptive result, confirmatory testing by mass spectrometry is recommended. For automatic reflex testing on all presumptive positives, Opiates, Urine Screen with Reflex to Quantitation (2005093) is recommended.


Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay




1-2 days

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

Random urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.


Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 years

Reference Interval

Effective May 16, 2011

Cutoff concentration: 300 ng/mL

Interpretive Data

Screening results are obtained by immunoassay. Results obtained by immunoassay are not confirmed unless confirmation testing is specifically requested.

The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate non-compliance, inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration at which the screening test can detect a drug or metabolite varies. 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.

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.


This test detects morphine, hydrocodone, and similar compounds. For quantitation, see Opiates, Confirmation Only, Urine (ARUP test code 0090364).

For detection of oxycodone and/or oxymorphone, see Oxycodone/Oxymorphone Screen Only, Urine (ARUP test code 2005103). For quantitation, see Opiates, Confirmation Only, Urine (ARUP test code 0090364).

Hotline History
CPT Codes


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2005094 Opiates, Urn, Screen 19295-5
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  • Opiates urine screen
  • Urine screen for opiates
Opiates, Screen Only, Urine