Free Morphine, Bile (Postmortem only)

Test Code

CPT Codes
80361, (G0480)

Preferred Specimen
5 mL body fluid submitted in a leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
2.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 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 FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat evenings; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
None detected

Clinical Significance
Therapeutic drug monitoring and confirmation of
screen-positive results. Morphine is an active component
of Depodur, Roxanol, etc. Serum half-life is 1.3 to 6.7

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.