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Test Code GABA Gabapentin, Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top (serum gel/SST is not acceptable)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood immediately before next scheduled dose.

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


Forms

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

-Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732)

-Therapeutics Test Request (T831)

Useful For

Monitoring serum gabapentin concentrations

 

Assessing compliance

 

Adjusting dosage in patients

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Gabapentin, S

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values

2.0-20.0 mcg/mL

 

Toxic Range: ≥25.0 mcg/mL

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday through Saturday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

80171

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GABA Gabapentin, S 9738-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80826 Gabapentin, S 9738-6