Version 2.74

Part Description

LP16194-0   Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine (MA) is a drug of abuse also referred to as meth, crystal and speed. It is a central nervous system stimulant that can be injected, smoked, snorted or ingested. Short-term MA abuse causes an increase of energy, sense of well-being and decreased appetite that lasts 6-8 hours.[PMID: 19042205] MA use can lead to stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, stomach cramps, shaking, anxiety, insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations, and structural changes to the brain. Pregnant women who use MA can cause growth retardation, premature birth, and developmental disorders in neonates and long lasting intellectual deficits to the children as they grow. [PMID: 10908000] Users addicted to MA experience withdrawal symptoms that include dysphoria, fatigue, insomnia and an increased appetite. In chronic MA users positron emission tomography has proven a decrease in dopamine D2 receptors which is associated with mental deterioration that can be reversed to some extent after abstaining from MA.[PMID: 19042205] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name


Additional Names

Short Name
Methamphet Bld-mCnc
Display Name
Methamphetamine (Bld) [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Methamphetamine, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Common Test Rank

Member of these Groups

LOINC Group Group Name
LG37593-7 Methamphetamine|ANYProp|ANYTm|ANYSys|ANYMeth
LG15349-0 Methamphetamine|MCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl

Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 甲基苯丙胺:质量浓度:时间点:全血:定量型:
Synonyms: C10H15N;去氧麻黄碱;甲基苯异丙胺;脱氧麻黄碱 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 毒品 毒品类 水平;浓度;质量浓度(单位体积) 药品类 药物 药物/毒理学;药物/毒理学试验;药物毒理学试验;药物毒理学试验类 药物类 血;血液
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) metanfetamina:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:sangre:cuantitativo:
fr-CA French (Canada) Méthamphétamine:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Metamfetamiin:MCnc:Pt:B:Qn:
Synonyms: Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Veri
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Metanfetamina:MCnc:Pt:SgTotal:Qn:
Synonyms: ; Methamphet; Desoxyn; Mass concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; Blood; WB; Whole blood; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Drugs; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Metanfetamina:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre:Qn:
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 메타암페타민:질량농도:검사시점:전혈:정량:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Metanfetamina:MCnc:Pt:Sangue:Qn:
Synonyms: Concentrazione di Massa Livelli farmacologici e tossicologia Punto nel tempo (episodio) Sangue
fr-FR French (France) Méthamphétamine:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sang:Numérique:
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Metamfetamin:KütlKons:Zmlı:Kan:Kant:
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Метамфетамин:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Кр:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Кровь Массовая концентрация Точка во времени;Момент
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) methamfetamine:massa/volume:moment:bloed:kwantitatief:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Méthamphétamine:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:
de-DE German (Germany) Methamphetamin:Massenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Blut:Quantitativ:
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Metanfetamina:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre:Cuantitativo:

Example Units

Unit Source
ug/mL Example UCUM Units

LOINC Terminology Service (API) using HL7® FHIR®

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