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Gabapentin level

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB470 
Synonyms: Gabapentin
Methodology: Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Schedule: Tue-Sat
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).
Transport: Refrigerated.
Handling: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration..
Unacceptable conditions: Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).
Stability: Ambient: 5 weeks; Refrigerated: 6 weeks; Frozen: 2 months
Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 80171
Last Changed: 11/09/2016 14:40:18
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:45:30