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  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)

    Test Name:Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)
    Epic Order Code:LAB678
    CPT Code:82541  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum or Plasma, 3 mL;  Urine, 5 mL;  Gastric Contents,
    5 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):Serum/Plasma:
     Urine/Gastric:
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4pm. After-hours, emergency basis only.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 3 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. Do not collect in serum separator tubes.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen is stable as long as it remains tightly capped.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect transport.
    Reference Range:NA
    Additional Information:GC/MS is normally used in conjunction with immunoassay drugs of abuse screens for the detection of both drugs of abuse and therapeutics. We maintain a database of approximately 2200 drugs and their metabolites for detection and identification.