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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCDTC
Method

Mass Spectral analysis for the presence of specific drug metabolites stated in the AS/NZS-4308:2008 Workplace Drug Testing Standard

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Used for testing the abuse of drugs in a medico-legal setting. Can be pre-employment, random, reasonable cause, drug rehab, etc

External Price$95.96(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Collection site needs to be accredited to collect samples to the AS/NZS-4308: 2008 testing standard.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Samples are collected using chain of custody procedures involving special urine testing kits supplied by the Toxicology laboratory. All areas of the collection, transportation and analysis are controlled.

Patient SpecimenUrine,
Sample Delivery to LabIn a sealed tube inside a sealed bag inside a sealed courier bag delivered directly to Toxicology
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsSamples are aliquoted into three separate tubes at the collection site and are then sealed for transport to lab.
Aliquot Transport to CHLFill all three vacutainer tubes with urine, seal and send to laboratory
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Toxicology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0322 | x80322
Test AvailabilityMonday - Friday 0800-1700. Outside these hours a call-out fee may be applied
Turnaround Time48-72 hours
Reference Interval

Contact the Workplace Drug Testing / Toxicology laboratory

Interpretation

Interpretation where appropriate will be provided on the report emailed through to the requestor.

Uncertainty of Measurement

The testing standard has very stringent acceptable limits stated. Typically CV's of less than 20% are acceptable although the methods generally run at less than 10 %. 99% confidence limits (3 SD's) are used at the cutoff value to further increase the surety of the result.

Additional Information

For further information contact Grant Moore on 0800 THE LAB x80322 (or grant.moore@cdhb.health.nz) or for the provision of supplies contact the Business Development area of CH Labs on labinfo@cdhb.health.nz

Delphic Number Test Number9126

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