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Gabapentin *

SIM

13240 

CPT

82491 

Synonyms

Neurontin 

Specimen Type

Serum or plasma 

Container

Red –top tube ,lavender –top (EDTA) tube or green top (heparin) tube.

Collection Instructions

Do not use a gel-barrier tube

Volume

Volume:1ml.
Min. volume: 0.3ml

Additional Information

Gabapentin is an oral antiepileptic agent.  It mechanism of action is unknown, but it has properties in common with other anticonvulsant medications.

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

 Once in the lab, transfer serum or plasma to an aliquot tube.

Transport Requirements

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Gel-barrier tube

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Gabapentin 

Methodology

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

716811 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/20/2018 

Supplemental

* Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 20, 2018

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