Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug commonly used as adjunctive therapy to treat partial seizures. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and avoid toxicity.
Draw sample two hours after last dose. Do not use gel barrier/Serum
Separator tubes. Separate serum or plasma from red cells as soon as
possible; pipette or pour into plastic transport tubes.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; gel barrier/Serum Separator tubes. Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Preferred Specimen Requirement: 1 mL (0.5 mL minimum) serum collected in a red-top (no gel) Acceptable: Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium or lithium heparin (green-top)tube