Test Code: T50
The T50 Basic Toxicology Service is a combination of targeted Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) screening with UHPLC-MS/MS quantitative confirmation of positive analytes. This package includes quantification of > 70 common, illicit, and novel drugs and can be used to aid in determination of cause of death where there is suspicion of toxicity from controlled substances. This service includes quantification of volatiles.
Ultra-High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) coupled to Triple Quadrupole tandem Mass Spectrometry (QqQ MS/MS) and 2-column Headspace Gas Chromatography coupled to flame ionization diction (HS-GC-FID).
UHPLC-MS/MS confirmatory, quantitative methods and 2-column Headspace Gas Chromatography coupled to flame ionization diction (HS-GC-FID).
Screening for this assay is setup Mon., Wed., and Fri. while quantitative confirmations are run Mon-Fri.
Typically, ≤ 4 business days from receipt for negative reports. For positive, quantitative reports ≤ 8 business days TAT from receipt.
Whole Blood; 2 x 4 mL Sodium Fluoride (grey top; preferred) or EDTA (purple top) tubes. Any non-retrievable specimen will be considered.
Stored at 4oC until testing is completed. Long term storage of samples (1 year) is stored at -20oC.