TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FOPIA    
Opiates, Serum or Plasma, Quantitative

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only one of the following:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a gray top potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride, green (sodium heparin), lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Mild OK; Gross OK
Lipemia Mild OK; Gross OK
Icterus NA
Other Separator tubes, Plasma or Whole blood collected in lt. blue (sodium citrate), specimens exposed to repeat freeze/thaw cycles.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Frozen