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Alias Names: Mebaral
Methodology: Gas Chromatography (GS)
Edit Date: 3/17/2008
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 82205-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or gel barrier tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL grey top tube (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride), 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) or 4 mL green top tube (sodium heparin).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells. Refrigerate.
Stability: 24 hours ambient, 10 days refrigerated, or 10 days frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or gel barrier tube.

Reference Range:
0-3 µg/mL

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