Pentobarbital Level, Blood
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Gas Chromatography (GC)
Monitor drug levels during coma therapy
20-30 mcg/mL in coma therapy (upper limit of 30-40 mcg/mL for therapeutic induction of coma); Toxic Level: >60 mcg/mL.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect blood in a red top or green tob tube; do not use SST tube.
Collect blood in a red top or green tob tube; do not use SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate.