Newborn Drug Testing Lab
Umbilical Cord Tissue Drug Testing
Like meconium, the umbilical cord tissue belongs to the baby, so there are no issues testing it and no need for the mom’s permission. It’s available immediately for 100% of births and needs only 1 collection by 1 collector. This saves time and money, but it also gets the specimen to the lab quicker, so the turnaround time is much shorter. The look back is 20 weeks with extensive panel options and alcohol and heroin detection that is superior to any other newborn specimen on the market.
Umbilical cord specimens can be submitted only through hospital or health system accounts.
Umbilical Cord Tissue Fact Sheet
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By Phone: 1.800.235.2367
Business Hours (CST)
Panel Name: Umbilical Cord Testing
Panel Description: Umbilical Cord Testing Drug Panel
Matrix: Umbilical Cord
Collection Container: Leakproof Polypropylene
Sample Amount: 6-8 inches
Stability Window: The sample is stable at room temperature for 7 days, and can be refrigerated (2-8° C) for up to 3 weeks, or frozen (< -10° C) for up to 1 year.
Transport Conditions: Ambient
Method: Initial screen and confirmation
Turnaround Time: Generally, the standard turnaround time for reporting negative screening test results is the next business day, with an additional 1-2 business days for specimens that require confirmatory testing. Turnaround time begins from the receipt of the valid specimen –accompanied by a properly documented valid order– into the laboratory. Some tests require additional time to process and will fall outside the standard turnaround time window.
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A Moment In Time 02-Feb-2015
Ask the Tox 01-Aug-2017
Breaking the Blood Barrier 01-Dec-2015
Identifying Alcohol-Exposed Newborns 01-Oct-2012
Lost Opportunities 02-Feb-2015
Marijuana Use in Pregnancy 01-May-2013
Meconium Collection: Nothing More, Nothing Less 01-Aug-2017
Newborn Direct Ethanol Biomarker 01-Oct-2012
Newborn Testing For Alcohol Biomarkers 11-Nov-2016
Real Time Data 03-Aug-2015
Who Cares About Chain of Custody? 11-Nov-2016
Why is Confirmation Testing Necessary? 01-Aug-2017