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4963: Levetiracetam Print View
Levetiracetam LC-MS-MS    mcg/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA Trace Metal 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
  Plasma Citrated 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  

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.

Patient Preparation:
Collect at trough level (i.e. immediately
prior to next dose).
Collect in red-top tube (no gel). Avoid use of Serum Separator
Tubes (SST(R)s) as the drug may be absorbed to the gel.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day


Notes
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Reject Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST(R))






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