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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: MDO
Clinical Information:
Test Indications:  This test is used for the detection of methadone in urine. The methadone metabolites (EDDP and EMDP) are NOT detected by this test.
Recommendations: A positive result with this method indicates the presence of methadone but does not reflect the degree of intoxication. Methadone detection time in urine is 2-4 days post exposure.
"Results are for medical diagnostic purposes only. Test results are presumptive. No chain of custody in collection and transportation of sample for testing. Not suitable for employment or legal purposes or other statutory regulations.” For Immunoassay reactivity List, see hyperlink
Collection Devices:
(Similar lab approved leak-proof container acceptable).
Specimen Required:
Urine: 3.0 mL

Samples need to be frozen if delivery to lab exceeds 3 days.
Specimen received 30 days post-collection will not be tested.
Urine: 3.0 mL

Send on next courier run. On weekends send to SBH Lab or Westman Lab so sample arrives and can be tested by Sunday. 
See JA110-50-01B Random Urine Processing Flow Chart
Reference Values:
Positive ≥ 300 ng/mL
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