Lacosamide, (Vimpat®) Serum or Plasma LACOSA

Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 6 mL plain red top tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes.

Transport

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer 1 mL refrigerated. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Remarks

Patient Preparation: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - at steady state concentration.

Stability

Ambient: 15 days; Refrigerated: 15 days; Frozen: 15 days

Unacceptable Conditions

Whole blood, separator tubes, light blue top (citrate) or yellow top (SPS or ACD Solution) tubes.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 5011532
CPTCode 80339 (Alt code: G0480)
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Therapeutic Range: Not well established (suggested range 5.0 - 10.0 ug/mL)

Dose-Related Range (values at doses of 200-600 mg/day): 2.5-18.0 ug/mL

Toxic Level: Not well established

 

No Appointment Necessary
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