Purpose
Overexposure/Poisoning Determination
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
84600x2
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Enflurane Ethrane Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.1 Anesthetic
2 Halothane Fluothane Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.1 Anesthetic
3 Isoflurane Forane® Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.05 Anesthetic
4 Methoxyflurane Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.05 Anesthetic
5 Nitrous Oxide Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 1.8 Anesthetic

Test Also Known As
Laughing Gas
Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
4 mL
Minimum Volume
1.9 mL
Special Handling
Tube should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace. Ensure that container remains tightly sealed.
Specimen Container
Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate), Lavender top tube (EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
None

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: Undetermined
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined
1 Enflurane Ethrane Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.1 Anesthetic
2 Halothane Fluothane Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.1 Anesthetic
3 Isoflurane Forane® Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.05 Anesthetic
4 Methoxyflurane Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.05 Anesthetic
5 Nitrous Oxide Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 1.8 Anesthetic

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