Newborn Drug Testing: Meconium

Meconium

ARUP Test Code 0092516

Meconium is the traditional specimen to detect and document maternal drug use during pregnancy, approximately the last trimester of a full-term birth. ARUP’s neonatal drug testing in meconium is a qualitative immunoassay screen for nine drug classes. Specimens testing positive for one or more drugs are reflexed to highly sensitive and specific mass spectrometry technology for confirmation.

Drugs and Drug Metabolites Reported

Opioids Stimulants Sedatives/Hypnotics Other

buprenorphine
norbuprenorphine
methadone
methadone metabolite (EDDP)
heroin metabolite
(6-acetylmorphine)
morphine
codeine
hydromorphone
hydrocodone
oxycodone
oxymorphone

methamphetamine
amphetamine
MDA
MDEA (Eve)
MDMA (Ecstasy)
cocaine
cocaine metabolites:
benzoylecgonine
m-hydroxybenzoylecgonine
cocaethylene

alprazolam
a-hydroxyalprazolam
butalbital
clonazepam
7-amino clonazepam
diazepam
nordiazepam
oxazepam
temazepam
lorazepam
midazolam
phenobarbital

cannabis (THC) metabolite
phencyclidine (PCP)