Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid, Screen with Reflex to Confirmation


Abbrev Code:GHB   
Order Code:LAB1223Order Name:Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid w/Reflex to Confirm
Order Instructions:Positive drug screen results are confirmed.
Synonyms:GHB
Methodology:Qualitative gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Quantitative gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80307 x1, 80307 x1, 80375 x1, 80375 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported within 5-12 days.
Compliance:

Performed by a non-ARUP laboratory.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Collected in gel or citrate buffered tubes.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 5 mL, 2.4 mL minimum. serum or plasma. Store in refrigerator.

Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; 2 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:0091193


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Useful for general screening to assess drug abuse.


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