Drug Screen Panel 9, Meconium : 30427X

Test Code
MECDS9 or 30427X

CPT Codes

Panel includes: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine metabolites, Marijuana Metabolite, Methadone, Opiates, PCP (Phencyclidine), and Propoxyphene


Transport Container
5 g meconium in a sterile leak-proof container. (Min: 1 g)

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
3-5 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
By Report.

Clinical Significance
Strategies to improve the detection and treatment of substance abuse during pregnancy are the focus of growing interest to those involved in perinatal care. Meconium is an effective biological marker of in-utero illicit drug exposure, and can provide insights leading to improved neonatal outcomes, as well as provide evidence to ensure appropriate rehabilitation of mothers suffering from addiction.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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.