PENTOBARBITAL SERUM

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: PENTO
UPHSM LIS Test #: 388
Schedule: Tuesday
Testing Time: 2 days
Testing Lab: Mayo Labs

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 2.0 mL
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: 1 Red Top (Plain)
Collection Info:
Spin down within 2 hours of draw. Serum gel tube unacceptable.

Methods

Gas-Liquid Chromatography (GLC)

CPT Codes

G6058

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

Therapeutic range
Hypnotic: 1-5 mcg/mL
Therapeutic coma: 20-50 mcg/mL
Reducing intracranial pressure: 30-40 mcg/mL
This degree of sedation requires artificial respiratory support.
Toxic concentration: >10 mcg/mL
The concentration at which toxicity occurs varies; results should be interpreted in light of clinical situation