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Test Code 2820 Barbiturates, Urine

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Screen:  Kinetic Interaction of Microparticles in Solution (KIMS) 

Confirmation:  Gas-Liquid Chromatography (GLC) 

Testing Algorithm:

If the specimen is positive by the screening method, confirmation will be performed automatically by an alternate method, at an additional charge.

Literature Reference:

Barbiturates Plus (BARB) package insert, Roche Diagnostics.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Urine, random

Container/Tube: Yellow-top urine collection tube or plain red-top tube (full)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions: No additive.

Additional Information: See Urine Collection in Special Instructions for additional information.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: Screening result available 1 hour after receipt in laboratory. Confirmation of presumptive positive results within 4 hours.
Routine: Screening result available 3 hours after receipt in laboratory. Confirmation of presumptive positive results within 4 hours.

Reference Values

None detected

The following barbiturates are reported: amobarbital, butalbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, and secobarbital.

Immunoassay screen cut-off level: 200 ng/mL.
Drug results are to be used only for medical purposes. All results, especially unconfirmed screening results, must not be used for non medical purposes.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80307-Drug screen
80345-Drug confirmation (if appropriate), (G0480)

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

Specimen may be stored at ambient temperature for up to 1 week. Freeze specimen after 1 week.
Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Core Lab.  Processed by automated line for delivery to the Cobas 8000. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days. 

Specimen Transport Temperature


Special Instructions

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Barbiturates, Urine 19270-8