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Test Code VIGA Vigabatrin level

Clinical System Name

Vigabatrin Level



Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

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

Preferred Vol: 3.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 2.0 mL


Note: Trough levels are preferred. Separators are unacceptable.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Serum or plasma separator

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator Send Outs rack.


Off-site collection: Spin blood. Transfer serum or plasma to plastic aliquot container. Send refrigerated.


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



STAT Performed TAT
N   7 - 10 d


Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

402 West County Road D

St. Paul, MN 55112


Phone: (651) 286-6220


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563


Reference Range

  Range (ug/mL) Critical (ug/mL) Reporting Limit (ug/mL)
Trimethadione 3 - 42 80.0 1.0
Dimethadione 300 - 800 1200 50



Method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Fluorescence Detection (HPLC - FL)

Analytical Volume: 1.0 mL Serum or Plasma


Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Vigabatrin (Sabril)
Reference Test Number: 422
Instructions: Send out Monday - Thursday via FedEx overnight. Medtox accepts Saturday delivery.