Name: Drug Screen, GCMS, Serum
Test Name: Drug Screen, GCMS, Serum
Health Link Test Code: HCTSPNL
LIS Test Code: TSPNL
CPT Code(s): 80307 or G0659
Methodology: Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 3 days.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Collection Container: Red top
Also Acceptable: Royal blue top, Royal blue top (with EDTA anticoagulant)
Drugs suspected and known medications should be noted.
Collection Volume: 9 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 6 mL
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 4 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 2 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Specimens collected in red cap with yellow ring (SST) tubes are not acceptable.
The serum/urine drug screens DO NOT detect all toxic substances. They do not detect alcohols, insecticides, cyanide, LSD, carbon monoxide, marijuana, salicylic acid, water soluble drugs such as diuretics, and many other chemicals and drugs. The serum drug panel will search for the presence of the following drugs:
ANALGESICS: antipyrine, ibuprofen, meperidine, methadone, naproxen, orphenadrine, phenylbutazone, propoxyphene, tramadol
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: bupropion, mirtazepine, paroxetine, sertraline, trazadone, venlafaxine
ANTIEPILEPTICS: carbamazepine, felbamate, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, valproic acid, zonisamide ANTIHISTAMINES: chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, doxylamine, pyrilamine, tripelennamine
ANTIPSYCHOTICS: chlorpromazine, clozapine, thioridazine
SEDATIVES and HYPNOTICS: amobarbital, barbital, butabarbital, butalbital, carisoprodal, chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, ethchlorvynol, flurazepam, meprobamate, methaqualone, midazolam, nordiazepam, pentobarbital, secobarbital, thiopental
MISCELLANEOUS: chlorzoxazone, cyclizine, cyclobenzaprine, diltiazem, disopyramide, fluconazole, lidocaine, dextromethorphan, procainamide, theophylline, trimethoprim, verapamil.
Depending on dosage and/or route of administration, several other drugs may be detected. These include alprazolam, amitriptyline, clomipromine, cocaine, codeine, desipramine, doxepin, fluoxetine, hydocodone, imipramine, nortriptyline, and oxycodone.
NOTE: Please call (608) 263-7029 with any questions regarding drugs not on this list.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories. This test meets the standards for clinical testing. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.