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  • Amphetamine - Urine (Screen)

Amphetamine - Urine (Screen)

Yellow Top Urine Tube

Specimen Type

Test ID   LAB357
CPT Code(s)   80301
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine:

10 mL Random Urine in Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservative/Additive); See important comments

10 ml random urine in sterile specimen cup is acceptable.

   Micro:  4 mL Random Urine in Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservative/Additive)
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time
Routine: 2 hours
  STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range   Undefined

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Comments Amphetamine may be detected in the urine 3-72 hrs after ingestion.  The urine amphetatmine screening test detects the presence of amphetamine-like compounds based on a d-amphetamine concentration of 500 ng/mL or greater.  Cross-reactivity is possible with many of the over the counter drugs.  Contact the laboratory if MDMA or ephedra testing is needed.  This test should be used for screening purposes only.  Confirmation testing should be considered for positive screens. 

Reviewed by cmparker on July 12, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514