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Chloral Hydrate Metabolite (Trichlorethanol)

ARUP #91267, EPIC: LAB6237, SOFT: XCLHD

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Gray-top Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate tube.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes. 

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and maintain at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 2.0 mL serum or plasma, at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F). (Min: 1.0 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 14 months

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, forwarded to National Medical Services (NMS), Willow Grove, PA.

Performed

Varies.
Results available in 5-12 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Gas Chromatography.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

Chloral Hydrate is used as a sedative. This assay is used for the therapeutic monitoring and toxicity assessment of chloral hydrate.

CPT Code

80302 (alternate: G0480).

Test Codes

ARUP #91267, EPIC: LAB6237, SOFT: XCLHD

Last Updated

05/04/2016

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