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Test ID LEVE Levetiracetam, Serum

Useful For

Monitoring serum concentration of levetiracetam, particularly in patients with renal disease

 

Assessing compliance

 

Assessing potential toxicity

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Levetiracetam, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood immediately before next scheduled dose.

2. For sustained-release formulations ONLY, draw blood a minimum of 12 hours after last dose.

3. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

10.0-40.0 mcg/mL

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

80177

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LEVE Levetiracetam, S 30471-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83140 Levetiracetam, S 30471-7

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732)

-General Request (T239)

-Therapeutics Test Request (T831)

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

NY State Approved

Yes