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Test Mnemonic THCM 11-nor-Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol-9-Carboxylic Acid (Carboxy-THC), Confirmation, Meconium

Reporting Name

Carboxy-THC Confirmation, M

Useful For

Detection of in utero drug exposure up to 5 months before birth

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Meconium


Specimen Required


Chain of custody is recommended for this test. Chain-of-Custody Meconium Kit (T653) is available upon request.

 

Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 1 g (approximately 1 teaspoon)

Collection Instructions: Collect entire random meconium specimen.

Additional Information:

1. For chain-of-custody information, see Chain-of-Custody Meconium Kit (T653).

2. Specimen that arrives with a broken seal does not meet the chain-of-custody requirements.

3. The laboratory recommends sending chain-of-custody specimens by overnight shipment.

Forms: Chain-of-Custody Request Form is included in the Chain-of-Custody Kit (T653). A copy of this form is also available at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/chain-of-custody-request-form.pdf.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 g (approximately 1/4 teaspoon)

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Meconium Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  21 days
  Ambient  14 days

Reference Values

Negative

Positives are reported with a quantitative LC-MS/MS result.

Cutoff concentrations

Tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid (marijuana metabolite) by LC-MS/MS: 10 ng/g

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday, Sunday; Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80349

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
THCM Carboxy-THC Confirmation, M 69007-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
31863 THC 69007-3
31876 Interpretation 69050-3
31877 Chain of Custody No LOINC Needed

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)