Urine Drug Screen

Test Code
EMIT

CPT Codes
80101 x 10

Includes
Screening testing for the following drugs: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Cocaine, Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Propoxyphene, Tricyclic (TCA), Cannabinoids, PCP, Methadone, and Oxycodone. Also includes reflex confirmation for any positive drug except TCA and methadone (available upon request).

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine Specimen



Minimum Volume
5 mL

Transport Container

Sterile urine cup



Transport Temperature
Room Temperature or Refrigeration

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature - 3 days; Refrigerated - 7 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Quantity Not Sufficient, Contamination

Methodology
Turbidimetric

Setup Schedule

Daily upon receipt



Report Available
Upon completion of analysis

Limitations
Positive results indicate the possible presence of the positive drug or its metabolites, but does not indicate or measure intoxication. All presumptive positive results should be confirmed by Gas Chromotography/Mass Spectrometry.

Reference Range

Negative:  Drug concentration is below the cutoff for a Positive result and presumed negative.
Positive:    Drug concentration is presumptively present in concentrations measuring in the positive
     range.  All drugs except TCA and Methodone automatically order confirmation testing with
     Gas Chromotography/Mass Spectrometry (performed in Toxicology; see confirmation tests for
     more information).  To request confirmation by GC/MS on TCA or Methadone, contact the lab.



Clinical Significance

A urine drug screen is useful in screening for the presence or absence of several common drugs of abuse.





The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.