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LEVETIRACETAM (KEPPRA)

Test Number:
  • 1144
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • SERUM
Container Type:
  • RED TOP TUBE
Alternative Specimen:
  • Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube, EDTA (royal blue-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube
Volume:
  • 1 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: Collect at trough level (i.e. immediately prior to next dose). COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: Collect in red-top tube (no gel). Avoid use of Serum Separator Tubes (SST®s) as the drug may be adsorbed to the gel.
Transport Temperature:
  • Room temperature. Shipping refrigerated is acceptable.
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 14 days
  • Refrigerated: 28 days
  • Frozen: 60 days
Methodology:
  • Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
CPT Code:
  • 80177
Reject Criteria:
  • Serum Separator Tube (SST®)
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 7 DAYS

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