Extensively used for hypnotics, sedatives and anesthetics. Readily absorbed from the stomach. Duration of action of barbiturates, in therapeutic doses varies from: 8-16 hours (long acting e.g., phenobarbital); 4-8 hours (Intermediate acting e.g, amobarbital); 3-6 hours (short acting e.g., pentobarbital). Barbiturates may enhance other CNS depressants, such as ethanol, morphine derivatives, tranquilzers, and resperine.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Methodology: Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry