Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, Qualitative

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: U/DS
POE DESCRIPTION: URINE DRUG SCREEN; U/DS
CPT CODE: 82145
TEST INFORMATION: 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.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine 4 hours; stat: 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sterile 80 mL specimen container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 1.0 mL random urine
MINIMUM VOLUME:

0.5 mL random urine

REFERENCE RANGE: None detected
METHODOLOGY:

FPIA (Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay)