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Test Code LACO Lacosamide, Serum

Important Note

Use Sunquest code LACOS to order

Additional Codes

Also know as Vimpat level

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


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

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values

Patients receiving therapeutic doses usually have lacosamide concentrations of 1.0-10.0 mcg/mL.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Saturday; 1 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

80235

Method Name

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

Portions of this test are covered by patents held by Quest Diagnostics

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen.