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Test Code Mec Scr Meconium Drug Screen, 10 Panel

Clinical System Name

Meconium Drug Screen, 10 Panel


Drugs of Abuse Screen, Meconium
Mec Scr

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Meconium

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 5 grams fresh Meconium

Minimum Vol:


Note: The specimen should be collected into (or transferred from a diaper- diapers not accepted) a clean dry plastic container (no swabs). Transport specimen to the lab immediately.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2- 4 C

Storage location: CPA send outs refrigerator rack. Place labels in send outs paperwork bin.


Off-site collection: Specimens from different voidings may be pooled.

Place large cerner label on specimen.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Meconium Room temp N
  Refrigerated 2 w
  Frozen 6 m



STAT Performed TAT
  Daily 2 - 5 d


Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories



Medtox Laboratories

402 West County Road D
St Paul, MN 55112

Phone Number: (800) 832-3244



Reference Range

Reference Ranges


Amphetamines: 250 ng/gm
Barbiturates: 300 ng/gm
Benzodiazepines: 300 ng/gm
Cocaine and Metabolites: 60 ng/gm
Opiates: 150 ng/gm
Oxycodone: 100 ng/gm
Phencyclidine: 35 ng/gm
Cannabinoids: 50 ng/gm
Methadone: 300 ng/gm
Propoxyphene: 300 ng/gm

Positive results are confirmed by chromatography with mass spectrometry to limit of detection.


Method: Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: 1 gram preferred


CPT Codes

80301 x 10 (TLZ 02/29/16)

Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Meconium Drug Screen, 10 Panel
Reference Test Number: 4051
Instructions: Send out on an icepack Mon - Fri for next day delivery via FedEx. Keep the last (white) copy and a copy of the airbill for our lab records. Medtox accepts Saturday delivery.