Lacosamide Level


Sunquest Code:LACOSA  
Epic Code:LAB6978Epic Name:Lacosamide Level
Synonyms:Vimpat
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days. Stat testing is available for an additional charge.
Compliance:

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

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Purple (EDTA))
Collection Instructions:Trough level is preferred; collect immediately before dose, but no sooner than 2 hours before.
Causes for Rejection:Whole blood. Gel separator tubes. Light blue (citrate) or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:15 days at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2003182


Interpretive

Therapeutic Range:Not well established. Suggested range: 5.0-10.0 ug/mL


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