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Test & Collection Guide

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Drug Screen Qualitative Screen

Alternate names:
amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine, Drug Levels, methadone, opiates
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Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Result Turnaround Time:
7 days
Laboratory Use Only
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Screening for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates and methadone



A positive test will not necessarily distinguish between theraputic and illicit use of drugs.



A negative test does not indicate the abscence of the drugs specifically tested

A Full Drug Screen will not detect all possible ingested poisons

Laboratory Notes:

For samples where GCMS is required, please send sample to Alfred Pathology unless otherwise stated.

Please state Urine Drug Screen for GCMS on coversheet.

Seek Senior Biochemistry Scientist/Chemical Pathologist advice if unsure

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Test & Collection Guide


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