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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 detection window is up to approximately 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.  

 
At this time, xylazine testing is not available for umbilical cord specimens originating from the State of New York.

Drug Panels

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  • 16 Panel
Amphetamines
amphetamine, MDA, MDEA, MDMA, methamphetamine
Cannabinoids
carboxy-THC
Cocaine
benzoylecgonine
Opiates
6-MAM, codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, meconin, morphine
Phencyclidine
phencyclindine (PCP)
Methadone
EDDP, methadone
Barbiturates
amobarbital, butalbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, secobarbital
Benzodiazepines
alprazolam, diazepam, midazolam, nordiazepam, oxazepam, temazepam
Propoxyphene
propoxyphene, norpropoxyphene
Oxycodone
oxycodone, oxymorphone
Meperidine
meperidine, normeperidine
Tramadol
tramadol
Buprenorphine
buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine
Fentanyl
acetyl fentanyl, acetyl norfentanyl, fentanyl, norfentanyl
Cathinones
4-fluoromethcathinone, ethylone, mephedrone, methcathinone, methedrone, methylone
Gabapentin
gabapentin
Kratom
7-hydroxymitragynine, mitragynine
Xylazine
xylazine
*Click the green and white plus sign beside each drug class to view the substances within each class.
Add-Ons Available
EtG (Direct Ethanol Biomarker)
ethyl glucuronide (EtG)
Cotinine
cotinine
Xylazine
xylazine

Collection

Collection Instructions
Client Services

By Phone: 1.800.235.2367

Business Hours (CST)

Monday 7am-7pm
Tuesday 7am-7pm
Wednesday 7am-7pm
Thursday 7am-7pm
Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday 8am-5pm

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Testing Details

Panel Name: Umbilical Cord Testing

Panel Description: Umbilical Cord Testing Drug Panel

Type: Profile

Matrix: Umbilical Cord

Collection Container: Leakproof Polypropylene

Specimen 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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1.800.235.2367

Client Services

By Phone: 1.800.235.2367
Business Hours (CST)
Monday....................7am-7pm Tuesday....................7am-7pm Wednesday.............7am-7pm Thursday..................7am-7pm Friday........................7am-7pm Saturday...................8am-5pm

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