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Barbiturates, Urine

You need to provide
Urine
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required
  2. Urine sample must preferably be the midstream urine (part of urine that comes after first and before the last stream). Collect the urine sample in a sealed and sterile container provided by our sample collection professional. Make sure that the container doesn't come in contact with your skin.

Overview


What is Barbiturates, Urine?

Barbiturates are a type of depressant used for treating seizures, insomnia, or headaches. Also, sometimes as sedatives for surgeries. But there is a potential risk of addiction, which further adds the risk of overdose. A Barbiturates Urine test identifies and confirms the presence of barbiturates in a person’s body. This test is beneficial in cases of drug abuse and drug overdose (accidental or suicidal).


The test requires your random urine sample (minimum 7 ml). Be careful during sample collection to avoid contamination. If you do not submit the minimum sample quantity, it may get rejected. Usually, it takes 3-5 days for the reports. If the values reported are above 300 ng/mL, it is considered positive. It indicates usage of this drug in the past three days.

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