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4179U: Heroin Metabolites, Quantitative, Urine (18969) Print View
Codeine Urine LC-MS-MS    ng/mL 
Morphine Urine LC-MS-MS    ng/mL 
6-Acetylmorphine Urine LC-MS-MS    ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Urine 10 (5) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Confirmation of screen positive results. 6-Acetylmorphine (6-AM) is a metabolite of heroin. Heroin itself is not active, but it is rapidly converted (t1/2 <6 min) to 6-acetylmorphine and further to morphine (t1/2 <40 min). Both 6-AM and morphine have euphoric effects. 6-AM is rapidly eliminated and excreted into the urine and the "detection window" is <24 hrs. Therefore, 6-AM negative urine does not exclude heroin abuse, but its presence confirms it.

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Setup Schedule
Wednesday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Codes
80356,80361

The CPT codes provided 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 payer being billed.

Notes
This panel includes Codeine, Morphine and 6-Acetylmorphine.






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