Chloral Hydrate, Serum/Plasma

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Synonyms:Noctec; Mickey Finn; Trichloroethanol
Methodology:Gas chromatography/flame ionization detection
CPT Codes: 82441 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.
Causes for Rejection:Gel separator tube

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:7 days ambient; 14 days refrigerated; 14 months frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (NMS via Quest)
Referral Lab number:894

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