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EPIC CODE: LAB30 Phenobarbital, Serum

ADDITIONAL TEST CODE

Sunquest: PHENO

REGIONAL HOSPITAL PERFORMING

UPH Methodist Hospital

Collect

Serum or Plasma collected in Gold (SST), Plain Red or Green Vacutainer.

Preferred Volume: 6.0 mL, Mimimum Volume Required 2.0mL

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL serum or plasma (Min: 0.5 mL) at Ambient (room temperature) or 2-8o C. . If Gold SST Gel tube is used for collection, serum must be analyzed within 24 hours or removed from gel tube for storage.
Seperate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection

Stability (from collection to initiation)

After separation of cells:

Ambient (room temperature): 2 days; Refrigerated: 1 month Frozen (-20o C) Stability: 3 months

Remarks

Draw trough level just prior to dose.

Days Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Methodology

Particle enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay (PETINIA)

CPT Codes

80184