Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
Assessing toxicity or monitoring possible abuse.
8.0 - 17.0 mcg/mL; Critical Value: 30 mcg/mL.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Concentration at which toxicity occurs varies and should be interpreted in light of clinical situation.
3 - 5 days
- BUTABARBITAL, SERUM
Collect blood in a red top or green top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum or plasma into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Butabarbital (Butisol) is an intermediate-acting barbiturate with sedative-hypnotic activity. Toxic mainifestations can include respiratory depression, acidosis and hypoxia, hypothermia, hypotension, cardiac depression, shock, and coma. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by MedTox Laboratories.