Synthetic Cannabinoids Qualitative, Blood

Test Code

CPT Codes

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: EDTA (lavender-top) tube, or sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

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: Daily a.m.; Report available: 2 days

Reference Range
No compounds detected

Synthetic Cannabinoid, Blood Detection Limit
AM2201 10 ng/mL
JWH-018 10 ng/mL
JWH-018 N-4-Hydroxypentyl 10 ng/mL
JWH-019/122 20 ng/mL
JWH-073 10 ng/mL
JWH-073 3-Hydroxybutyl 10 ng/mL
JWH-081 10 ng/mL
JWH-200 10 ng/mL
JWH-250 10 ng/mL
JWH-250 5-Hydroxypentyl 10 ng/mL

Clinical Significance
Toxicology screens are used to identify substances affecting a patient and to guide the clinician to predict future toxic effects, to confirm the differential diagnosis or to guide therapy. Accurate diagnosis of clinical intoxication secondary to illicit drug use based on clinical history and physical examination may be difficult without laboratory confirmation. This testing is also necessary when multiple drug ingestion is involved, as the effects of one drug may mask the clinical signs and symptoms of the effects of other drugs.

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.