Amobarbital, Serum or Plasma

CPT: 80345
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • Amytal®

Use

Therapeutic drug management

Methodology

Gas chromatography/nitrogen phosphorus detection (GC/NPD)

Reference Interval

1.0−8.0 µg/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum or plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Red-top tube, or green-top (heparin) tube. Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended.

Patient Preparation

Trough levels are most reproducible.

Collection

Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Submit specimen in a plastic transport tube. Trough levels are most reproducible.

Storage Instructions

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen.

Causes for Rejection

Gel-barrier tubes

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
738530 Amobarbital 738532 Amobarbital ug/ml 3338-1
738530 Amobarbital 738531 Amobarbital (Amytal) N/A

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