Pregabalin Level

Abbrev Code:PRGAB   
Order Code:LAB6989Order Name:Pregabalin Level
Synonyms:Lyrica Level
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
CPT Codes: 80366 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-6 days.
Special Instructions:

Include the following information with patient sample:

1.     Dose – List drug amount and include the units of measure

2.     Route – List the route of administration (IV, oral, etc.)

3.     Dose Frequency – Indicate how often the dose is administered (per day, per week, as needed, etc.)

4.     Type of Draw – Indicate the type of blood draw (Peak, Trough, Random, etc.)



For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Trough levels (pre-dose) are the most reproducible.
Causes for Rejection:Citrated plasma

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection, 1 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Sample is stable for 1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; 2 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2011609


Reference Range:The therapeutic range is based on serum pre-dose (trough) drawn at steady-state concentration. Therapeutic and toxic ranges are not well established. Proposed Dose-Related Range: 2-10 ug/mL. Adverse effects may include peripheral edema, allergic reactions, dizziness and somnolence.

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