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Amphetamine - Urine (Screen)

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


Container Type
urine container
CPT Code(s)   80101 or G0431
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 50 mL Random Urine (no preservative); See important comments
   Micro:  4 mL Random Urine (no preservative)
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time
Routine: 2 hours
  STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range   Undefined
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. 


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