Heroin Metabolites-Free (Unconjugated), Serum or Plasma

Test Code

CPT Codes
80356 (G0480)

Morphine - Free; 6-Monoacetylmorphine - Free; Diacetylmorphine - Free

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.7 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top), or EDTA (pink-top) tube

Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into plastic, (preservative-free), screw-capped vial using approved guidelines.

The use of serum separator tubes is not acceptable. Submission of a serum separator tube will result in cancellation.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap, preservative-free vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Polymer gel separation tube (SST® or PST)

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 6 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Identification and Quantitation by LC-MS/MS.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

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.