Drug Name : Barbiturates
Indication :The test is used to detect barbiturate as a drug of abuse
Physiology :Barbiturates are nonselective CNS depressants that may be used as sedative hypnotics or anticonvulants.
Normal Values :Less than cut off value
Critical Values :greater than 300 ng/mL
Test Method :Enzyme Immunoassay, Gas chromotography
Interpretation :The presence of barbiturates in urine at a level >300 ng/mL indicates abuse of barbiturates. The most commonly used barbituraes are secobarbital, pentobarbital & amobarbial.
Side effects :They are capable of producing all levels of CNS mood effects from sedation to hypnosis to deep coma anesthesia.
Related Drugs :Phenobarbital