Ordering Recommendation

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

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.
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)
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

Separator tubes or citrate buffered tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
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
0091192 Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid Screen, S/P 46085-7
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Aliases
  • GHB
  • Xyrem
Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Serum or Plasma - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation

National Medical Services (NMS)