Test Overview
Test Methodology

Kinetic Immunoassay (KIMS)

Test Usage

Monitor therapeutic drug level; evaluate phenobarbital toxicity.

Reference Range *

15-40 mcg/mL. Toxic > 60 mcg/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

Soft Order Code
PHENO
MiChart Code
Phenobarbital Level
Synonyms
  • Luminal
  • Phenobarb
  • Phenobarbital Level, Blood
  • PHENO
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENOBARBITAL LEVEL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red top, Green top (heparin) or Lavender top tube.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
80184
Fee Code
33286
LOINC
3948-7
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