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Test Code RUFIN Rufinamide

Clinical System Name

Rufinamide (Banzel) Level

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

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

Preferred Vol: 1 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

 

Note: Trough level preferred. Volume can be shared with Clobazam, Gabapentin, Lacosamide, Lamotrigine, Levetiracetam (Keppra), Oxcarbazepine, Topiramate, Zonisamide.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: gel separator tubes

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, Gabapentin, Lacosamide, Lamotrigine, Levetiracetam (Keppra), Oxcarbazepine, Topiramate, Zonisamide.

 

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

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
serum or plasma Room temp 2 w
  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: <60 microg/mL

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80339