Keppra (Levetiracetam) Level


Sunquest Code:KEPPRA  
Epic Code:LAB6972Epic Name:Keppra (Levetiracetam) Level
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
CPT Code:80177
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat results are reported within 1-2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are preferred.
Causes for Rejection:Serum or plasma separator tubes. Grossly hemolyzed specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:98627


Interpretive

Therapeutic Range:12-46 ug/mL.


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