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Test ID BLOD0072 Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid

AKA

GHB (Date Rape Drug)

Specimen Type/Requirements

Red (Serum w/out gel) tube - Serum
Dark Green (Lithium heparin w/out gel) tube - Plasma

Dark Green (Sodium heparin w/out gel) tube - Plasma

 

Test is not affected by hemolysis or lipemia. 

Specimen Volume

 

Preferred Volume   5.0 mL  
Minimum Volume   1.2 mL (provided by MedTox Laboratories 9/4/2018)  

 

Stability/Transport

 

Room Temperature   3 days    
Refrigerated   Greater than 3 days   preferred for transport  
Frozen   Greater than 3 days    

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry LC/MS/MS;

Confirmation Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry GC/MS

Performing Lab

Medtox

Additional Information

Positive initial results will reflex quantitative confirmation

CPT

83921

Analytic Time

5 days

Interface Build Information

Result Code  Result Code Description 
36 G-Hydroxybutryic Acid
8285 GHB Qualitative