Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PENTOBARBITAL LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2828         Geisinger Epic ID: 14308

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL serum; minimum 1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen (preferred).
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
20-40 ug/mL for cerebral resuscitation.
CPT code(s):
80345
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Pentobarbital.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Synonyms:
Nembutal, PENT, Pentobarbitone
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 01/30/2021

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Daily, 1st shift.
GMC in lab TAT is 3-4 hours.
Performed stat? Yes
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