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Test Code NBLD0409 Opiate Screen, Urine

Useful For

A qualitative screen for drugs of abuse


Enzyme-Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT)

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Clean container

Specimen Volume: 25 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a freshly-voided, random urine collection.

2. No preservative.

3. Refrigerate specimen after collection, and send specimen refrigerated.

4. If there is a delay in transport of >24 hours, freeze specimen in plastic container.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Refrigerated 24 hours
  Frozen 14 days


Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

Cutoff concentration: 2,000 ng/mL (2.0 µg/mL)

The results from this test can be reported qualitatively as negative or positive relative to the 2,000 ng/mL cutoff level for opiates. Positive results indicate that the specimen is likely to contain opiates. Negative results indicate that either the specimen does not contain opiates or that opiates are present in concentrations below the cutoff level of 2,000 ng/mL.

Results of this test should always be interpreted in conjunction with the patient’s medical history, clinical presentation, and other findings.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding