Thiopental


Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Thiopental
Synonyms:Pentothal Sodium; Thiopentone
Methodology:Gas chromatography/Flame ionization detection
CPT Codes: 80345 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Usual sampling time is immediately prior to next dose (trough). Used to treat intracranial pressure, please consult with Drug Analysis Laboratory for monitoring schedule.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:334


Interpretive

Critical Range:100.0 ug/mL or greater
Reference Range:4.0-60 ug/mL
Use:Therapeutic monitoring, assess toxicity, and treatment of intracranial pressure.


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