Purpose
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; Abuse Monitoring
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
84600
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Nitrous Oxide Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 1.8 Anesthetic

Test Also Known As
Laughing Gas
Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
3 mL
Minimum Volume
1.2 mL
Special Handling
Ensure that container remains tightly sealed.
Specimen Container
Lavender top tube (EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature.

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 1 day(s)
Refrigerated: 20 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined
1 Nitrous Oxide Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 1.8 Anesthetic

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