Methadone, Urine (Screen)

Yellow Top Urine Tube

Specimen Type

Test ID LAB1054
EPIC ORDER METHADONE, URINE, QUALITATIVE
CPT Code(s) 80307
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30
STAT: 888
Specimen Routine:

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

10 mL Random urine in Sterile collection cup is acceptable if refrigerated.

Micro: 4 mL Random Urine in Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservative/Additive)
Stability Room Temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 3 months
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Cutoff Value: <300 ng/mL
Comments

Testing is intended for medical purposes only.  This test should be used for screening purposes only.

Methadone may be detected in the urine up to ~72 hours after last ingestion. The urine methadone screening test detects the presence of methadone at a concentration of 300 ng/mL or greater; the methadone metabolite(EDDP) may also be detected. Methadone Confirmation testing should be considered for positive screens.

Specimens containing preservatives are not acceptable.

For additional information related to drug screening, refer to the Urine Toxicology Chart. Screen components may vary by lab location.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 11, 2022

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