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Test Code SECOS Secobarbital, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

Monitoring secobarbital therapy

Method Name

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood immediately before next scheduled dose.

2. Within 2 hours of collection, the specimen must be centrifuged and the serum aliquoted into a plastic vial.


Reporting Name

Secobarbital, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration: 1.0-2.0 mcg/mL

Toxic concentration: >5.0 mcg/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Wednesday; 12 a.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80345

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SECOS Secobarbital, S 4028-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8243 Secobarbital, S 4028-7

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732)

-Therapeutics Test Request (T831)