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Lamotrigine

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code LAMI
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC-MS-MS
Collection Instructions Draw 1/2 to 1 hour before next dose at steady state. Do not use gel barrier tube.
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Collected in Gold top. Gross hemolyzed or lipemic samples
Processing notes Freeze sample. Order Quest # 22060
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Gross hemolyzed or lipemic samples
Normal range 4.0-18.0 µg/mL
Synonyms Lamictal
Stability Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 5 days, frozen at -20C 2 weeks.
Turn around times Test run 5 days per week. Turnaround 3-5 days
LOINC code 6948-4
Last Updated 10/28/2013 11:48:41 AM
Entry Number 591
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