MARIJUANA METABOLITE, UMBILICAL CORD TISSUE, QUALITATIVE

Specimen Required
Collect at least 6 inches of umbilical cord (approximately the length of an adult hand). Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or sterile water. Pat the cord dry and place specimen in a screw-capped plastic container. Transport refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria
Cords soaking in saline or other solutions.

Methodology
Qualitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 3 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Cutoff: 0.2 ng/g

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeMMUCT
CPT-4 Code (s)
80349 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
61063-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory