Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid


Sunquest Code:GHB  
Epic Code:LAB3499Epic Name:Gamma OH Butyrate
Synonyms:GHB
Methodology:Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry; Gas chromatography/mass spectrophotometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
[Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel)]


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 5 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days at room temperature. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:19250


Interpretive

Reference Range:
  Negative.


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