Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used as adjunct therapy to treat adult partial seizures. As multiple anticonvulsants are administered, it is important to monitor its level to (1) optimize therapy, (2) assure compliance, and (3) to avoid toxicity.
Collect in red-top tube (no gel). Avoid use of Serum Separator
Tube SST(R) as the drug may be absorbed into the gel. Collect
at trough level (i.e. immediately prior to next dose).
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Preferred Specimen: 1 mL (0.5 mL minimum) serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel) Acceptable: Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or EDTA (royal blue-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube or 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube Transport Temperature: Room Temperature Reject Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST(R)) Methodology: Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry