Purpose
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80345
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Thiopental Pentothal® Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.5 Hypnotic, Sedative
2 Pentobarbital Thiopental Metabolite Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.5 Hypnotic, Sedative

Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL
Special Handling
None
Specimen Container
NMS Labs has no experimental or literature-based data regarding the choice of specific specimen collection containers for this test.

Additional Collection Instructions

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

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): 7 day(s)
1 Thiopental Pentothal® Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.5 Hypnotic, Sedative
2 Pentobarbital Thiopental Metabolite Gas Chromatography (GC) mcg/mL 0.5 Hypnotic, Sedative

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