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Lab update: Urine drug screen options consolidation

Salem Health now offers three urine panels

By Daryl Vogel, MD, PhD, laboratory medical director

Salem Health now offers three urine drug screen panels, and UDS 6 is no longer available. Please note:

  • All three include the nine drug classes available at Salem Health.
  • Pricing remains the same regardless of the number of drug classes.
  • This includes urine creatinine level to assess concentration of the urine.
  • Specimens with lower creatinine concentration may contain drugs below the detection limit or may be a substituted specimen.

Salem Health Laboratory UDS Options

Name

LIS code

Epic code

Notes

Urine drug screen 9

UDS9

LAB8281

  • Reflex confirmation of positive results
  • Lower cut-off limit for opiates than the UDS6

Pediatric urine drug screen

PUDS

LAB3951

  • Reflex confirmation of positive results
  • Lower cut-off limits for some drugs than UDS9

Emergency urine drug screen

EUD9

LAB8280

  • Used only in the ED.
  • No automatic reflex confirmation of positive results.
  • Urine held up to seven days for add-on confirmation testing.

 

Salem Health UDS cut-off detection limits (ng/mL)

UDS

Amph/

Methamph

Barbs.

Benzo.

THC

Cocaine

Metha-done

Opiate

(morphine)

Oxy-codone

TCA

UDS9/EUD9

500

200

200

50

150

300

300

100

300

PUDS

300

200

100

20

150

300

300

100

300

 

For compliance testing, we recommend quantitative testing for the specific drug as it is more sensitive and specific than an immunoassay screen. This testing is available through our reference lab, ARUP. Pain Management testing is also available through ARUP.

Call or visit our test directory online for more information.

Daryl Vogel, MD, PhD, laboratory medical director

Brenda Crawford, MT (ASCP) SC, senior laboratory specialist, chemistry

Cecelia Morrow, supervisor, laboratory outreach, (503) 814-1608

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