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Test Code PENTO Pentobarbital

Clinical System Name

Pentobarbital

Synonyms

Barbiturates, Total
Total Barbiturates

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: 4.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 3.0 mL

 

Note:  DO NOT USE GEL SEPARATOR TUBES

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gel separator

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location:  Aliquot 1.5 - 2.0 mL serum or plasma and place in CPA refrigerator.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp  N
  Refrigerated  Y
  Frozen  N

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 1 - 2 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Harborview Medical Center

Department

Department:  

Harborview Medical Center

Room GWH47; 325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
 

Phone Number: (206) 744-3451

 

Reference Range

 

<3 mcg/mL

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: 1.5 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82205

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Barbiturate, Pentobarb
Reference Test Number: PENTO
Instructions: Send out Mon - Fri with the UW/HMC courier. May also be sent out via Delivery Express if ordered STAT. Use a yellow UW/HMC toxicology request from. Keep a copy for our records