Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one red (non SST) or lavender (EDTA) top tube
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1.0 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube
0.5 mL Serum or Plasma (Whole blood, 1.2 mL minimum draw)
Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tube
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 weeks
Quantitative EMIT Immunoassay
Therapeutic range not well established.
The proposed therapeutic range for seizure control is 10-40 µg/mL. Concentrations that exceed 80 µg/mL may contribute to adverse effects. Pharmacokinetics varies widely, particularly with co-medications and/or compromised renal function.
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