Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Topiramate,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Topiramate,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Topamax
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red or 6 mL Green or 4 mL Lavender top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red or Dark Green top
0-2 yrs: Red 0.5pk. or 0.6 Green pk.
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube with no separator.

Minimum volume required for testing is 1 mL of plasma or serum.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 15-60 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date: 2016-01-18
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Risk of toxicity increases above 75 µmol/L.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: HPLC/MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Separate and freeze. Ship sample to the lab cold or frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
TOPI
 
Referred To:  

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