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Confirmation Fees and Method

Confirmation of any positive result(s) assures accurate results. There are several methodologies of confirmation including Gas Chromatograph(GC), Thin Layer Chromatograph(TLC), and Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometry(GC/MS). The latter is highly accurate and sensitive. It is the only federally approved methodology for confirmation.

DRUGS OF ABUSE CONFIRMATION TABLE
DRUG CLASS DRUG ACTION ANALYTE DEA CLASS METHOD FEE
AMPHETAMINES Stimulant  
Amphetamines, Methamphetamine
  GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 
BARBITURATES Sedative
Butalbital, Pentobarbital, Amobarbital, Phenobarbital, Secobarbital
GC-TSD,

GC/MS

 
BENZODIAZEPINES
Tranquliser,
Sedative
Diazepam (Valium), Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Librium, Oxazepam, Temazepam, Nordiazepam, Flurazepam GC-ECD,
GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 
CANNABINOIDS
(Marijuana)
Depressant
11-nor-delta-9-THC

major inactive metabolite

TLC, GC/MS  
COCAINE Stimulant
Benzoylecgonine (major & primary metabolite)

Methylecgonine (secondary metabolite)

GC-TSD,

GC/MS

 
METHADONE Parent drug only GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 
MEPERIDINE
(Demerol)
Pain reliever Parent drug only GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 
OPIATES Pain reliever Codeine, Morphine, Diacetylmorphine (Heroin), Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 
PHENCYCLIDINE (PCP) Parent drug only GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 
PROPOXYPHENE
(Darvon)
Pain reliever Norpropoxyphene GC-TSD,
GC/MS
 


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Revised: January 13, 2010