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6-MAM (Heroin Test)

Heroin metabolite; 6-MAM
  • Test Code: 801090
  • TAT: Up to 5 days
  • CPT Code(s):

    G0480 = 1-7 drug classes
    G0481 = 8-14 drug classes
    G0482 = 15-21 drug classes
    G0483 = 22+ drug classes

  • *Turnaround time is defined as the time from which a specimen is received into the laboratory until the time results are released. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type

Oral Fluid


Volume:

3 mL


Minimum Volume:

1.5 mL


Container:

Quantisal collection tube


Collection:

Do not eat or drink 15 minutes prior to collection.


Storage/Transport Conditions:

Room Temperature


Specimen Stability:

Room Temperature - 14 days

Refrigerated - 30 days

Frozen - 60 days


Causes for Rejection:

Specimen too viscous; Improper labeling; improper collection; insufficient volume


Test Details

Use:

Evaluate presence of 6-MAM (Heroin Test) in oral fluid


Limitations:

For diagnostic purposes, results should always be assessed in conjunction with patient's medical history, clinical examination, and other findings.


Methodology:

LC-MS/MS


Reportable Range:

2-500 ng/mL


Sample Report

Scope Information

Scope:
Heroin metabolite; 6-MAM
Applicable Diseases:
Evaluate presence of *insert drug name here* in oral fluid
Drugs Involved:

G0480 = 1-7 drug classes
G0481 = 8-14 drug classes
G0482 = 15-21 drug classes
G0483 = 22+ drug classes