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Test Code DRUG SC U Urine Drug Screen-Comprehensive (HMC)

Clinical System Name

Urine Drug Screen-Comprehensive (HMC)


Chloral Hydrate - Urine
Comprehensive Drug Screen
Drug Sc U
Drug Screen, Comprehensive
Drug Screen, Urine with THC
Tox screen
Tox Screen, Urine
Urine Drug Screen
Urine Drug Screen, HMC TAT >4 Hrs
Urine Tox Screen


Test is for salicylates, acetaminophen, amphetamines, barbiturates, phenothiazines, methadone, morphine, codeine, darvon, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, THC, and approximately 150 other drugs and compounds. A full list is available in the Laboratory. Testing is not useful for determining ingestion of plants, mushrooms, organophosphates, pesticides, or metals. Testing for legal purposes in not available through HMC. Method is affected by very dilute urine.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s):Leak-Proof Container

Preferred Vol: 10 mL

Minimum Vol: 7 mL


Note: Breast milk is NOT accepted.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Breast milk

Spin: N


Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Put at least 7 mL urine in a Falcon tube affixed with a large computer label. If ordered STAT: when a Sendouts team member is present, notify them IMMEDIATELY, otherwise IMMEDIATELY send sample directly to HMC for testing. All orders from the ED should be interperted as STAT. If ordered routine (and not from ED): place in the CPA freezer.


Off-site collection: Put at least 7 mL urine in a Falcon tube affixed with a large computer label. Freeze sample immediately, ship frozen.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp  N
  Refrigerated  24 h
  Frozen  7 d



STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 1 - 4 d (same day for STAT samples, <8 hr)


Performing Laboratory

Harborview Medical Center



Harborview Medical Center

Room GWH47; 523 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone Number: (206) 744-3451






Method: GC/MS

Analytical Volume: 7 mL urine


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Comprehensive Drug Screen, Urine
Reference Test Number: UDRSCG
Instructions: See protocol for stat sendouts. If not ordered stat, send out Mon - Fri with the UW/HMC courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.