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Pentobarbital, Serum

Additional Codes

Primary ID

SQ Code

Epic Code

MayoAccess ID

Mayo Test ID

PENTO

PENTO LAB2418 PENTS PENTS

 

Reporting Name

Pentobarbital, S

Useful For

Monitoring of pentobarbital therapy treatment

Method Name

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down within 2 hours of draw.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.7 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross OK

Other

Serum gel tube

Reference Values

Therapeutic range

Hypnotic: 1-5 mcg/mL

Therapeutic coma: 20-50 mcg/mL

Reducing intracranial pressure: 30-40 mcg/mL

This degree of sedation requires artificial respiratory support.

Toxic concentration: >10 mcg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Wednesday

CPT Code Information

80345

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
PENTS Pentobarbital, S 3924-8

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8239 Pentobarbital, S 3924-8

Specimen Retention Time

14 days

Analytic Time

1 day

NY State Approved

Yes

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.