Cardiomyopathy

Specimen Validity Testing

Specimen validity testing determines if the specimens have been adulterated with an agent or substance, or if they have been substituted with a non-urine fluid.

Screening Assays

Once a urine specimen is received in one of our labs, it is scanned into the system and receives a unique lab accession number of the most reliable identification and tracking. Then, an alliquoted sample undergoes validity testing (as a part of initial testing) using PH values, specific gravity and creatinine to ensure it is a human sample and that it has not been diluted or adulterated. Along with this, the urine sample will be screened for the presence or absence of benzodiazepines, opiates, and other illicit drugs using Diatron P500.

Tests Include

Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Buprenorphine, Cannabinoid, Cocaine, Ethyl Alcohol, Methadone, MDMA, Oplates, Oxycodone, PCP, TCA-impipramine

OPIATES & SYNTHETICS

  • Buprenorphine
  • Codeine
  • EDDP
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Mepridine
  • Methadone
  • Morphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Nor Buprenorphine
  • Nor Fentanyl
  • Nor Meperidine
  • O-Desmythyl-Tramadol

MISC/OTHER DRUGS

  • Nalaxone
  • Cotinine
  • Dextromethorphan

MUSCLE RELAXANTS

  • Carisprodol
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Meprobamate

ANTIEPILEPTICS

  • Gabapentin
  • Pegabalin

BENZODIAZEPINES

  • Alpha - Hydroxy - Alprazolam
  • Alprazolam
  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Fluntirazepam
  • Nor Buprenorphine

ILLICITS

  • 6-MAM
  • Benzoylecgonine
  • MDMA
  • MDPV
  • PCP
  • THC

ANTIDEPRESSANTS (TCAS)

  • Amitriptyline
  • Doxepin
  • Imipramine
  • Nortryptilin

STIMULANTS

  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Phetamine(MDA)

HYPNOTICS

  • Zolpidem
  • Zolpidem Phenyl 4-COOH

LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY (LC/MS/MS)

Liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) is used when optimal specificity and sensitivity are required to determine the absence or presence of your patients prescribed medications as well as the presence of non-prescribed medications or illicits.

  • Specimen requirements

    Blood, Tissue

  • Turn around time:

    3 Weeks

  • CPT Codes:

    81161, 81405, 81406, 81407, 81439

    NOTE: The CPT codes listed on the website are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients. Clients who bill for services should make the final decision on which codes to use.

  • Coverage:

    99.0% of targeted genomic regions at 20X coverage or higher

Resources/References

Beckmann, B.M., Pfeufer, A., & Kääb, S. Inherited cardiac arrhythmias: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2011 Sep;108(37):623-33 (2011) Kimura, A. Molecular genetics and pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy. J Hum Genet. Jan;61(1):41-50 (2016)