Synthetic Stimulants, Qualitative, Urine

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
5 mL urine

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Dialysis fluid • Gastric fluid

Transport Container
Plastic Container, leak-proof

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

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

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily a.m.; Report available: 2 days

Reference Range
No compounds detected

Synthetic Stimulant, Urine Detection Limit
Alpha-PVP 50 ng/mL
Butylone 50 ng/mL
MDPV 10 ng/mL
Mephedrone 10 ng/mL
Methylone 50 ng/mL
Pentylone 50+ 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.