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KEPPRA (LEVETIRACETAM)

Test Code
KEP
 
Synonyms
Levetiracetam
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container Type
Red top tube (plain)
Supply Item Number
1372
Specimen Type
Serum
Preferred Volume
2 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume
0.8 mL
Patient Prep
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Specimen Processing
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and Transport
Refrigerated
Stability
Room Temp 6 days  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 4 weeks  
Unacceptable Condition
Whole blood; serum or plasma separator tubes; grossly hemolyzed specimens
Alternate Specimens
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin)
Limitations
If 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.
Reference Laboratory
PAML
Reference Lab Test Code
LCA code 911186
CPT Codes
80177
Interface Order Code
80299.Z54
Billing Code
KEP
Test Schedule
Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time
1-3 days
Method
Enzyme 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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