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|Container type||Red top, Gold top accceptable|
|Amount to Collect||6 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||3 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||1 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Immediately transfer serum to plastic vial. Order Quest # 39248P|
|Turn around times||1-2 days|
|Additional information||For increased intrancranial pressure levels with supportive therapy, levels of 20-30 mg/L in children and 25-35 in adults are commonly used.
The lower limit of detection (sensitivity) of the assay is 0.5 mg/L. In addition to its use as a sedative itself, pentobarbital is the major accumulating metabolite of thiopental.
See also Barbiturates and Drug Screening.
|Last Updated||3/7/2013 9:26:42 AM|