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Test Code LAMO Lamotrigine, Serum

Important Note

Use Sunquest code LAMOTS to order

Additional Codes

Also known as Lamotrigine level

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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. Spin down within 2 hours of draw.

4. Remove serum from serum gel tube if applicable.


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

Patients receiving therapeutic doses usually have lamotrigine concentrations of 2.5-15.0 mcg/mL.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Continuous until 2 p.m.

Saturday; Continuous until 1 p.m.

Sunday; 11 a.m.

CPT Code Information

80175

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK
 

Method Name

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

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)

Secondary ID

80999