Print View Attached Docs:Physician Update: Second Generation Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Levels by Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS)
Edit Date: 8/2/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: Next day
CPT Code: 80299
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), one 4 mL green top tube (sodium heparin). DO NOT use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Levetiracetam is unstable in whole blood; serum or plasma should be separated immediately. Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 6 weeks ambient, 6 weeks refrigerated, or 6 weeks frozen.
Standard Volume: 1.5 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.8 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST; whole blood received more than 36 hours after collection.
This test may require insurance company prior authorization before ordering.
Please check the prior authorization list
Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.

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