ECSTACY, URINE RANDOM

Code
000.0000
Name
ECSTACY, URINE RANDOM
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine; Methylenedioxyamphetamine; MDMA/MDA
CPT Codes
82542
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
31183
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Urine, random

Volume

10.0 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative (less than assay limit of detection)

Methodology

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Clinical Significance

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy) is a synthetic variant of the amphetamines drug class that acts as a hallucinogenic stimulant. MDMA has a high abuse potential and no accepted medical use in the United States. The effects of MDMA include visual hallucinations, "feeling of well being,” euphoria, confusion, agitation, and other neurobehavioral disturbances. The metabolite of MDMA, Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) is longer acting and has been shown to cause damage to some nerve cells in the brain. Both MDMA and MDA are detected via this procedure. Positive result indicates exposure to drug and does not necessarily indicate impairment.

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