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Drug Screen, Comprehensive - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic FDSB
Specimen Requirements

This test must be pre-approved before specimens are collected.

During routine business hours, consult with a clinical biochemist (403-770-3759, 403-770-3549),  After routine business hours, consult with a pathologist-on-call (403-860-1802).

See additional information.

3 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes.
EDTA specimens are generally the preferred specimen type for many but not all drug screen panels performed by National Medical Services. Alternate specimen type may be required as indicated through the consultation.,

Specimen Handling Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.
Additional Information

Urine is the specimen of choice for ease of collection, presence of metabolites and increased concentration of analytes.  Refer to comprehensive drug screens (FDSU).

Testing and reporting by National Medical Services may take up to 3 weeks depending on the specific drug screen requested.

Testing Location National Medical Services (USA)
Testing Frequency Specimens shipped Monday and Wednesday.
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval