Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Gabapentin,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Gabapentin,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Neurontin
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red or 6 mL Green or 4 mL Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Minimum volume required for testing is 0.5 mL.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 business days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 12.0 - 120.0 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date: 2016-01-18
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Minimum effective concentration is 12.0 µmol/L.
A desirable clinical outcome may be expected between 70.0-120.0 µmol/L. Toxicity may occur with increasing frequency above 146.0 µmol/L.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Alert value is 140.0 µmol/L.
Method of Analysis: HPLC/MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Separate serum and freeze. Ship sample to the lab cold or frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
GABA
 
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