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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

THIOPENTAL LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

THIOP

Synonyms:

Pentothal

CPT Codes:

82491 – Chromatography, quantitative, column; single analyte not elsewhere specified, single stationary and mobile phase

Test Includes:

Thiopental level measured in ug/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 334)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1-2 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green (Li Heparin) top or Red top tube

Draw Volume:

6 mL (Minimum: 2 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

2 mL (Minimum: 200 uL) plasma/serum

Note: Submission of the minimum volume results in an elevated reporting limit and inability to repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove plasma/serum aliquot nto a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Stoer and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

4.0 – 60.0 ug/mL

Critical Values:

>100.0 ug/mL

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 1.0 ug/mL

Methodology:

Gas chromatography/Flame ionization detection (GC-FID)

References:

Medtox Laboratories May 2005

Updates:

5/6/2010: CPT update, previously listed as 82205 – Barbiturates, not elsewhere specified



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