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Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Serum or Plasma - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation
0091193
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
GHB SP
Methodology
Qualitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
4-11 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain Red, Lavender (EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA). Also acceptable: Gray (Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate) or Green (Sodium Heparin). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 4 mL serum or Plasma to ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 2.4 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes or citrate buffered tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
80307; if positive add 80375 (Alt code: if positive add G0480)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091192Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid Screen, S/P46085-7
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Aliases
  • GHB
  • Xyrem

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)