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CANNABINOID SCREEN, urine (See Specific Drug Panel)
Test Mnemonic:

DRG2 U, DRG4 ER, or DRG5 L&D

Specimen Requirements:

Random urine in plastic urine container with no additives.  Supervised collection required if chain of custody collection requested.

Minimum Volume:

3 mL of urine


Delivered to Sample Management within 1 hours of collection.   

Specimen Preparation:

Refrigerate specimen within 1 hour of collection.



Refrigerated for ≤ 7 days.

Causes for Rejection:

Specimen collected in container with a preservative, incomplete and/or incorrect sample identification, and improper storage/transport.     

Reference Range:

By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation, patient age and sex)

Turnaround Time:

Routine: 8 hours; ASAP: 4 hours; STAT: 1 hour                             




Clinical Chemistry

CPT 4 Code:


When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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