THIOPENTAL AND METABOLITE, SERUM/PLASMA

Components
Includes Pentobarbital, Thiopental

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 2.0 mL serum (0.7 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST or PST, Specimens received room temperature or refrigerated.

Methodology
Gas Chromatography (GC)

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated; Unacceptable; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time4-10 days
Test CodeTHIOS
CPT-4 Code (s)
80345 (80299)
LOINC Codes
Thiopental:   4050-1  
Pentobarbital:   3924-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory