Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

LEVETIRACETAM LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LEVETI      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80177         Geisinger Epic ID: 43555

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

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. 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:
3-34 mcg/mL.
This reference interval is based on a trough specimen. Therapeutic range for levetiracetam is not well-defined. Result must be interpreted with clinical presentation.
CPT code(s):
80177
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:
Levetiracetam
Methodology:
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Synonyms:
Keppra
Clinical significance:
Levetiracetam is an anticonvulant drug used as adjunt therapy in the treatment of epilepsy.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 10/26/2018

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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