FFTHM - Clinical: Thiopental and Metabolite, Serum/Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FFTHM    
Thiopental and Metabolite, 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



   Synonym(s):  Pentothal


  Hypnotic range:   1 - 5 mcg/mL

  Therapeutic coma:  30 - 100 mcg/mL

  Anesthesia:  7 - 130 mcg/mL



   Synonym(s):  Thiopental Metabolite


Peak serum concentrations of 1.2 - 3.1 mcg/mL were produced 0.5 - 2.0 hours after a 100 mg oral dose and peak serum concentrations of 3 mcg/mL were produced 6 min. following a 100 mg IV dose. Potentially toxic at blood concentrations greater than 10 mcg/mL.