INHALANTS PANEL, BLOOD

Components
Includes 1, 1, 1, 2-Tetrafluoroethane, 1, 1-Difluoroethane, Ethane, Halocarbons, Isobutane, Methane, Propane, volatiles, n-Butane

Specimen Required
Draw blood in 2 lavender EDTA tubes. Send 7.0 mL whole blood (3.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: Sodium fluoride/Potassium Oxalate (Gray)

Methodology
Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Headspace Gas Chromatography

Stability
Room temperature: Undetermined; Refrigerated: Undetermined; Frozen: Undetermined

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Thursday

Turnaround Time6-10 days
Test CodeINHAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
84600 x 3, 82441
LOINC Codes
Volatiles:   Not available  
Methane:   9334-4  
Ethane:   56478-1  
Propane:   5667-1  
Isobutane:   9431-8  
n-Butane:   13934-5  
Halocarbons:   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory