Primidone and Metabolite

Abbrev Code:PRIMPH   
Order Code:LAB1199Order Name:Primidone
CPT Codes: 80188 x1, 80188 x1, 80184 x1, 80184 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported within 24 hours.

This test uses an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) that has been cleared or approved by the FDA.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.8 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (sodium heparin, no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Collected in a gel tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.8 mL minimum, serum or plasma. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 1 week at room temperature or refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:90202


Reference Range:
Phenobarbital 0-2 months: 15-30 μg/mL; Toxic: >40 μg/mL
3 months & oder: 15-40 μg/mL; Toxic: >50 μg/mL
5-12 μg/mL; Primidone concentrations >15 μg/mL in
conjunction with therapeutic levels of phenobarbital 
may be associated with toxicity.
Use:Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence; the active metabolite of primidone is phenobarbital.

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