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Test Code U Opioid Urine Opioid Confirmation

Important Note

Test is for hydromorphone, hydrocodone, norhydrocodone, 6-monoacetyl morphine, normeperidine, meperidine, methadone, EDDP, oxymmorphone, oxycodone, propoxyphene, buprenorphine, morphine, codeine, norfentanyl, fentanyl, morphine_3_glucuronide, morphine_6_glucuronide, hydromorphone gluc., oxymorphone gluc., codeine_6_ glucuronide, and norbuprenorphine gluc. Testing for legal purposes in not available through HMC. Method is affected by very dilute urine.

Clinical System Name

Urine Opioid Confirmation


Opioid Confirmation, Urine

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 10.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL


Note: Random urine

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Aliquot 10.0 mL random urine into sterile screw-capped container and place in send-outs freezer rack in CPA freezer.


Off-site collection: Freeze sample immediately and transport on dry ice.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp  N
  Refrigerated  N
  Frozen  Y



STAT Performed TAT
N Weekly 1 - 4 d


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW General Chemistry

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department: Send Outs


Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.


Method: LC/MS

Analytical Volume: 1.0 mL urine


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Drug Confirmation, Opioid, Urine
Reference Test Number: UOPIAC

Send out M - F with the UW courier.