Tiagabine, Quantitative, Serum/Plasma


Abbrev Code:TIA   
Order Code:LAB1236Order Name:Tiagabine Quant, Serum/Plasma
Synonyms:Gabitril
Methodology:Quantitative liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80199 x1, 80199 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; results are reported within 8-11 days.
Compliance:

Performed by a non-ARUP laboratory.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Predose (trough) draw
Causes for Rejection:Collected in gel tubes.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate serum/plasma within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Test is not performed a ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; 48 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3001184


Interpretive

Therapeutic Range:By report.
Use:Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.


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