Ordering Recommendation

Useful for general screening to assess drug abuse. Positive drug screen results are confirmed.

Mnemonic
GHB U
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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Random urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 4 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2.4 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 weeks

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

If Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid Screen is detected, then confirmation testing will be added at no additional charge.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80307; if positive add 80375 (Alt code: if positive add G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0091037 Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid Screen, Urine 28044-6
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Aliases
  • GHB
  • Xyrem
Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Urine - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation

National Medical Services (NMS)