Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

LAMOTRIGINE LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LAMOT      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80175         Geisinger Epic ID: 43554

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1.5 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.
Patient preparation:
Draw 30 to 60 minute prior to next dose.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge at 1100-2000 x g for 10 minutes within 8 hours of collection. Remove serum from cells. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
2.5 - 15.0 mcg/mL
CPT code(s):
80175
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Lamotrigine
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
Lamictal
Clinical significance:
Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Monday and Thursday, 3rd shift
Performed stat? No
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