Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, Qualitative (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
URINE DRUG SCREEN; U/DS
This test is part of urine drug screen, and is not available as a separate test. The urine drug screen for the amphetamine group is subject to occasional false positive results from non-prescription sympathomimetric amines (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine). If this laboratory obtains a positive amphetamine result, the requesting physician will be asked to decide if the specimen should be sent out for confirmation by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Daily, 24 hours
Routine 4 hours; stat: 1 hour
Do not use results for medicolegal purposes. For medicolegal purposes, specimens should be collected using chain-of-custody precautions and screening results should be confirmed using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Chain-of-custody and confirmation are not part of the urine drug screen and are not provided by this laboratory.