Barbital


Sunquest Code:BARBTL  
Epic Code:LAB6719Epic Name:Barbital
Methodology:Gas chromatography/flame ionization detection
CPT Code:80345
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to the next dose (trough).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:15


Interpretive

Reference Range:5-30 ug/mL
Limitations:10 ug/mL; Half life: 2 days. Test also used to monitor toxicity.
Use:Therapeutic monitoring and assess toxicity.


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