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.
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.