36321:LEVETIRACETAM (KEPPRA)

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36321:LEVETIRACETAM (KEPPRA)
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
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Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.