Heroin Confirmation, Serum, Plasma, or Whole Blood

CPT: 80356; 80361
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Test Details


  • 6-Acetylmorphine
  • Diacetylmorphine

Test Includes

6-Acetylmorphine (6-AM); morphine


Detect the presence of heroin metabolites


Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)

Specimen Requirements


Serum, plasma, or whole blood


7 mL

Minimum Volume

2 mL


Serum or plasma: red-top tube or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended. Whole blood: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube, or green-top (heparin) tube


Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Submit serum or plasma in a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate; specimen may also be frozen.

Causes for Rejection

Gel-barrier tubes


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
790560 Heroin, Serum/Plasma/WB 790567 6-Acetylmorphine ng/ml 74130-6
790560 Heroin, Serum/Plasma/WB 790569 Morphine ng/ml 74131-4
790560 Heroin, Serum/Plasma/WB 790571 Heroin, Serum/Plasma/WB N/A

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