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Test Code Gabapentin Gabapentin

Clinical System Name

Gabapentin Level

Synonyms

Neurontin

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Gold Microtainer, Lt. Green/Li Heparin Microtainer, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Red

Preferred Vol: 1 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

 

Note: Volume can be shared with Levetiracetam (Keppra), Oxcarbazepine, Topiramate, Lamotrigine (Lamictal), Lacosamide, Zonisamide, and Rufinamide.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: - 20 C

Storage location: Refrigerate serum or plasma with labels in CPA refrigerator, FrigE rack. May be stored in same tube with Clobazam, Levetiracetam (Keppra), Oxcarbazepine, Topiramate, Lamotrigine (Lamictal), Lacosamide, Zonisamide, and Rufinamide. (0.5 mL min).

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood; refrigerate or freeze serum/plasma in plastic aliquot tube.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
serum or plasma on gel separator Room temp 2 h
separated serum or plasma Room temp 2 d
  Refrigerated 6 w
  Frozen 3 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, F 1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

 

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

Therapeutic range: 10 - 20 microg/mL

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80171