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MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Serum, Plasma, or Whole Blood

CPT: 80359
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Expected Turnaround Time

7 - 14 days


Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Serum, plasma, or whole blood


Volume

3 mL


Minimum Volume

1 mL


Container

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


Collection

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


Storage Instructions

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen.


Causes for Rejection

Gel-barrier tubes


Test Details


Use

Detect the presence of MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), an illicit stimulant


Methodology

Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
808851 MDMA (Ecstasy), Blood 790605 MDMA (Ecstasy) ng/mL 74652-9
808851 MDMA (Ecstasy), Blood 790574 MDA (Ecstasy Metabolite) ng/mL 74647-9

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