Methsuximide as Desmethylmethsuximide


Sunquest Code:CELON  
Epic Code:LAB1056Epic Name:Methsuximide
Synonyms:Celontin
Methodology:Gas chromatography/flame ionization detection
CPT Code:80339
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:78


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 55.0 ug/mL
Reference Range:Desmethylmethsuximide: 10.0-40.0 ug/mL


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