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Test Code METHSUX GR Methsuximide Group

Clinical System Name

Methsuximide Group

Synonyms

Celontin
Methsuximide Group

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s):  Red or Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Deliver to lab within an hour.

Test includes Methsuximide and Normethsuximide.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:Gel separator tubes

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location:  Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Place in CPA refrigerator.

 

Off-site collection: Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp

5 d

  Refrigerated 2 w
  Frozen

1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily, performed M & Th 3  - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221

 

Phone Number: (800) 522-2787

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

  Methsuximide Normethsuximide Total
Therapeutic <1.00 ug/mL 10 - 40 ug/mL 10 - 40 ug/mL
Toxic     >60 ug/mL

 

Methodology

Method: Gas Chromatography

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83858

80299

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Methsuximide & Normethsuximide
Reference Test Number:

2011531

Instructions:

Send out M - F with ARUP courier.