Pentobarbital Drug Level
Label Mnemonic: PENT
Epic Lab Code: LAB656
Downtime Form: A-1a Therapeutic Drug Assay Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
Minimum:
3 mL whole blood from light green top tube or THREE light green top Microtainer® devices for pediatric patients.
Testing Schedule:
7 days per week. Sample must be received by 1000 for same day service. For additional services contact Clinical Pathology Resident on-call at pager #3404.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
Used in treatment of increased intracranial pressure with target concentrations of approximately 21-45 mcg/mL.
Methodology:
Kinetic Interaction of Microparticles in a Solution (KIMS)
CPT Code:
80345