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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ECSTASY LEVEL (MDMA)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

ECB

Synonyms:

MDMA, Methylenedioxyamphetamine

CPT Codes:

82145 – Amphetamine or methamphetamine

Test Includes:

Ecstasy level measured in ng/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 31982)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1-2 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

9 mL (Minimum: 3 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 1 mL) serum

Note: Submission of the minimum volume results in an elevated reporting limit and the inability to repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled specimens or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Reference ranges are not available.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 10 ng/mL

Methodology:

Gas chromatography/Mass spectrometry (GC/MS)

References:

MedTox Laboratories Web Page www.medtox.com October 2014

Updates:

12/22/2008: Serum is the only acceptable specimen type.
10/9/2014: CPT update, previously listed as 82542.



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