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BLOOD DRUG ANALYSIS

Currently, the DCI Criminalistics Laboratory has the capability to screen blood samples for the drugs listed below and is performing confirmatory analysis on blood samples for only alcohol, inhalants, amphetamines, and cannabinoids. Any other positive blood screening results must be considered presumptive. For positive screens not confirmed by this laboratory, it is recommended that the sample be sent to a private laboratory for confirmation. Arrangements and expenses for sending the sample to a private laboratory must be made by the submitting agency. The DCI Laboratory website has a list of Private Laboratories Testing which may be used for these analyses.

This laboratory is working to develop further confirmatory analysis capabilities for drugs in blood and will notify customers of the laboratory when additional confirmatory tests are available.

Blood screening is done utilizing an immunoassay biochip array from Randox Laboratories called “DoA ULTRA WB” which includes the following drugs/drug classes:


Randox Screening Drugs & Levels:

 

Randox Screening Levels – DoA ULTRA WB

Drug Group:

2018 2017
Oxycodone 1 (OXYC 1) ≥10 ≥10
Oxycodone 2 (OXYC 2) ≥10 ≥10
Dextromethorphan (DMP) ≥20 ≥20
Meprobamate (MPB) ≥500 ≥500
Methamphetamine (MAMP) ≥20 ≥20
Barbiturates (BARB) ≥200 ≥200
Benzodiazepine 1 (BENZ 1) ≥20 ≥10
Benzodiazepine 2 (BENZ 2) ≥10 ≥10
Methadone (MDONE) ≥50 ≥50
Opiates (OPIAT) ≥10 ≥10
Phencyclidine (PCP) ≥10 ≥10
Benzoylecgonine (BZG) ≥50 ≥50
Zolpedim (ZOL) ≥10 ≥10
Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA) ≥50 ≥50
Cannabinoids (THC) ≥10 ≥10
Tramadol (TRM) ≥10 ≥10
Amphetamine (AMPH) ≥20 ≥20
Fentanyl (FENT) ≥2 ≥2
Buprenorphine (BUP) ≥10 ≥10
Generic Opioids (OPDS) ≥10 ≥10

 Confirmation of Drug Categories (Confirmation):


Cannabinoids Confirmation (blood samples):
delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
11-hydroxy-delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (a metabolite of THC)
11-nor-9-carboxy-delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (a metabolite of THC)

Amphetamines Confirmation (blood samples):
Amphetamine
Methamphetamine
Phentermine
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
3,4-Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA)
3,4-Methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA)

Cocaine Confirmation (blood samples):
Cocaine
Benzoylecgonine
Ecgonine methyl ester
Cocaethylene

General Confirmation (blood samples):
Morphine
6-MAM
Oxymorphone
Codeine
Methadone
Oxycodone
Hydrocodone
Fentanyl
Hydromorphone
Phenazepam
7-aminoclonazepam
Zolpidem
Midazolam
α-OH Alprazolam
Chlordiazepoxide
Nordiazepam
Lorazepam
Oxazepam
Clonazepam
Alprazolam
Triazolam
Temazepam
Diazepam
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Tramadol
Amitriptyline
Quetiapine
Doxepin
Imipramine
Nortriptyline
Cyclobenzaprine
Dextromethorphan
Buprenorphine
Norbuprenorphine
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