Specimen Requirements

Title

GABAPENTIN (NEURONTIN)

Specimen Requirement

1 Red Top/1.0 mL serum. Do not collect in SST tube. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge, separate and refrigerate serum.

ALTERNATE SPECIMEN: PLASMA/EDTA

 

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 48 hours, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

2-4 days

Clinical Use

Anti-epileptic (treatment of partial seizures) therapeutic drug monitoring.

Test Code

GABAW