Keppra (Levetiracetam) Level


Abbrev Code:KEPPRA   
Order Code:LAB6972Order Name:Keppra (Levetiracetam) Level
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 80177 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:Stability: After separation from cells: 7 days at room temperature or refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:98627


Interpretive

Therapeutic Range:12-46 ug/mL.


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