Acetyl Fentanyl, Qualitative, Blood

Test Code
91830

CPT Codes
80354

Preferred Specimen
3 mL whole blood collected in a sodium fluoride (gray-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens

Whole blood collected in: Sodium heparin (green-top), or EDTA (lavender-top) tube(s)



Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 5 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: 2 days

Reference Range
Negative

Clinical Significance
Acetyl fentanyl is a fentanyl analog previously undocumented in illicit drug use that is up to five times more potent than heroin. Acetyl fentanyl's enhanced potency has led to a number of reported deaths due to overdose. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends laboratories to provide analytical options for acetyl fentanyl in order to provide enhanced surveillance for healthcare providers.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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.