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Lacosamide, Serum or Plasma

Mnemonic

LACOSA

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one red (non SST) or lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.0 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tube

Stability

Unpreserved Ambient 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 15 days; Frozen: 15 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (2003182)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80235

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 07:00:36 PM


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