Ezogabine and Metabolites


Sunquest Code:EZO  
Epic Code:LAB5972Epic Name:Ezogabine and Metabolite
Synonyms:Potiga; Retigabine
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended. Specimen received at room or refrigerated temperature.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Immediately after collection centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Freeze immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:8 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:2898


Interpretive

Reference Range:Reference range has not been established. The reported ezogabine and n-acetylezogabine values represent total (conjugated and unconjugated) concentrations, and should not be compared directly to literature values.


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