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KEPPRA (LEVETIRACETAM)

Test Code
KEP
 
SynonymsLevetiracetam
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeRed top tube (plain)
Supply Item Numberpicture1372
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume2 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume0.8 mL
Patient PrepTiming of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 6 days  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 4 weeks  
Unacceptable ConditionWhole blood; serum or plasma separator tubes; grossly hemolyzed specimens
Alternate SpecimensLavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin)
LimitationsIf testing is to be delayed by more than 1 week, specimens should be stored frozen for up to 1 month prior to being tested. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing of the specimen.
CPT Codes80177
Interface Order Code80299.Z54
Billing CodeKEP
Test ScheduleMon-Fri
Turnaround Time1-3 days
MethodEnzyme Immunoassay
Reference Ranges
TitleRangesUnits
Keppra10.0-40.0ug/mL

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o80299.Z54Keppra
r80299.Z54Keppra80299.Z54Keppraug/mL030471-7

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