Chain of Custody Collection, Urine

Methodology: NIDA

Specimen Requirements: CALL MEADVILLE MEDICAL CENTER LABORATORY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Urine specimen is COLLECTED at Meadville Medical Center Laboratory according to specifications directed by NIDA and the analyzing lab. The specimen is then sent to the specified lab for analysis.

Chain-of-custody is a record of the disposition of a sample to document who collected it, who handled it, and who performed the analysis. Chain-of-custody is required whenever the results of testing could be used in a court of law. Its purpose is to protect the rights of the individual contributing the specimen by demonstrating that it was under the control of personnel involved with testing the specimen at all times; this control implies that the opportunity for specimen tampering would be limited.

Analytical Time:
Not applicable

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information: N/A