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DRUG SCREEN SERUM (DSS)

Department: Toxicology
Test Synonym(s): DSS
Test Components: Volatiles (Methanol, Acetone, Ethanol, Isopropanol), Acetaminophen and Salicylates
CPT Codes: Acetaminophen-82003; Salicylates-80196; Volatiles-84600
Methodology: Enzymatic/colorimetric for Acetaminophen and Salicylates; GC for Volatiles
Reference Range: No drugs detected
Tube Type: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: Gray top for volatiles, Red top (no gel)
Pediatric Requirements: 1 dark green microtainer
Volume: 5 mL blood
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days
Reasons for Rejection: Improper collection
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: Deliver to lab immediately - Note date / time collected.

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