Ketamine and Metabolite Screen/Confirmation, Serum/Plasma
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Reporting limit determined each analysis
Reported levels during anesthesia: 500-6500 ng/mL
Synonym(s): Ketamine Metabolite
The intravenous administration of 2 mg/kg of Ketamine followed by
continuous infusion of 41 mcg/kg/minute produced an average steady-
state plasma concentration of 2200 ng Ketamine/mL and an average
peak Norketamine level of 1050 ng/mL which occurred near the end
of the 3 hour infusion.
Test Performed by: NMS Labs
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