Amphetamines Screen with Confirmation, Urine [7170X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
10 mL of a random urine

Minimum Volume
5 mL

Transport Container
Plastic Container, leak-proof

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Screen: Immunoassay (IA) • Confirmation: Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Amphetamines are CNS stimulants available by prescription and illicitly. Presence in urine indicates prior exposure. Methamphetamine metabolizes to amphetamine and can be detected in urine 3 hours after exposure. Half-life is 10-20 hours. Usually detectable 24-48 hours after use.

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.