Meconium Drug Abuse Screen

Test Code

CPT Codes

Amphetamines, Marijuana, Cocaine Metabolite, Opiates, and PCP (Phencyclidine)
Test is performed by immunoassay. Positives are reported as presumptive positives. Confirmations with quantitation are available by GCMS at an additional charge.

Preferred Specimen
5 grams meconium submitted in a plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
1 gram

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: 4 days

Reference Range
Detection limits Meconium
Marijuana: 20 ng/mL
Amphetamines: 100 ng/mL
Cocaine Metabolite: 50 ng/mL
Opiates: 50 ng/mL
PCP (Phencyclidine): 10 ng/mL

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.