THC CONFIRMATION, MECONIUM

Specimen Required
Collect all meconium (blackish material) excreted until milk/formula based stool (yellow-green) appears. Send 5.0 g (1.0 g minimum) refrigerated in a sterile screw-capped container. Combine multiple samples from the same patient in a collection container.

Rejection Criteria
Catheter urine cup

Methodology
Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Negative
Positive Cutoff:   10 ng/g  

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-4 days
Test CodeMCTHC
CPT-4 Code (s)
80349 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
69007-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory