Methadone (Urine)


Test Information

Test Name

Methadone (Urine)

Synonyms

Methadone metabolites

Preferred Specimen

Random Urine (Yellow pot)

Testing Location

PLBOP; Referral


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

METH (Hospital request) / UMD (Community request)

Notes

Methadone is part of routine Urine drug screening in Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Tauranga

Hospital request process inhouse Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Whakatane

Hospital request process in PLBOP Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory

- Rotorua

Hospital request process in PLBOP Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory; Mental Health request referral to LabPlus

- Taupo

Hospital request process in PLBOP Biochemistry; Community request referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz

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