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Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB5457 
Synonyms: Vimpat
Methodology: HPLC/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Schedule: Mon-Fri
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: Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.
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: 15 days room temp, refrigerated or frozen
Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 80339
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 10:01:21
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:13:35