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Test Code Gabitril Gabitril Level

Clinical System Name

Gabitril Level

Synonyms

Tiagabine

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: 7 mL

Minimum Vol:

 

Note: .Trough levels are most reproducible.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator send-outs rack. 

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp 3 d
  Refrigerated Y
  Frozen Y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily; shipped Mon- Thurs 3 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories

Department

Department:

Medtox Laboratories

402 West County Road D
St Paul, MN 55112
 

Phone Number: (800) 832-3244

 

 

Reference Range

 

Range <235.0 ng/mL
Reporting Limit 5.0 ng/mL

Measured concentrations, post marketing (95% confidence interval). Peak concentrations are expected at 45 minutes post dose; steady state is generally attained within 2 days.
 

 

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.6 mL

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82542

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Tiagabine (Gabitril)
Reference Test Number: 409
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition. Medtox accepts Saturday deliveries.