Drug Screen Panel 5, Meconium [454X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolite, Marijuana, Opiates, PCP (Phencyclidine)

Preferred Specimen
5 grams meconium

Minimum Volume
1 g

Transport Container
Sterile leak-proof container

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

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

FDA Status
Confirmation: 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: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 2 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory 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 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.