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Test Code LAB4081/1386/PENTB PENTOBARBITAL

Specimen Type

PREFERRED:

1 GREY TOP POTASSIUM OXALATE AND SODIUM FLUORIDE (PLASMA)


ALTERNATE:

1 PLAIN RED TOP TUBE (SERUM)

 

IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NEEDED, SEE http://spectrumhealth.testcatalog.org  TEST CODE 8290
 

Specimen Required

MIN: 2.0 ML PLASMA OR SERUM

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT: BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

 

CENTRAL PROCESSING:
SERUM:

ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE SERUM FROM RED CELLS (INTO A 12X75 PLASTIC TUBE), THEN REFRIGERATE IN CENTRAL PROCESSING
PLASMA:

CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE PLASMA FROM RED CELLS (INTO A 12X75 PLASTIC TUBE), THEN REFRIGERATE IN CENTRAL PROCESSING.

 

OUTPATIENT:
SERUM:

ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE SERUM FROM RED CELLS (INTO A 12X75 PLASTIC TUBE), THEN REFRIGERATE.
PLASMA:

CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE PLASMA FROM RED CELLS (INTO A 12X75 PLASTIC TUBE), THEN REFRIGERATE.

METHOD

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-FLAME IONIZATION DETECTOR (GC-FID)

Specimen Retention Time

7 DAYS

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

REFRIGERATED

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

DAILY

CPT

CPT:  80345
HCPCS:  G0480

LOINC

3924-8

SYNONYMS

NEMBUTAL

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

ROOM TEMPERATURE, REFRIGERATED OR FROZEN:  UP TO 14 DAYS