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

5-12 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).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 5 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



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

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)