Purpose
Identification and Quantitation
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80184
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Includes
1 Phenobarbital Luminal® Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.5 Anticonvulsant, Sedative

Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL
Special Handling
Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 3 month(s)
1 Phenobarbital Luminal® Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.5 Anticonvulsant, Sedative

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