Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Levetiracetam

Test Name: Levetiracetam
Alternate Name(s): Keppra
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube (preferred)
Plasma is also acceptable from EDTA Lavender or Royal Blue top; Sodium Heparin green top, Sodium Citrate light blue top.
Collection Information: This test must be approved by the Biochemist on call before it is ordered.

Mininum volume of 0.5 mL of serum/plasma required for testing.

Collect trough specimen prior to next dose. Avoid gel separator tubes.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 12.0 46.0 g/mL
Toxic level not well established. Interpretation should include a clinical evaluation.
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2019-06-05
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: LC-MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Sample Stability:

Room Temperature: 14 Days
Refrigerated: 28 Days
Frozen: 60 Days
Additional: Freezing recommended.
System Codes: 
Cerner
GENX
 
Referred To: In Common Laboratories

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