Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

LACOSAMIDE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
LACOSA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LACOSA         Geisinger Epic ID: 45696

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
2 mL serum (preferred) or plasma

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen collected in serum-separator tube (SST).

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80299
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.
Methodology:
Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16262, VimpatĀ®
Clinical significance:
Lacosamide is an antiepileptic medication. Monitoring the serum concentration is beneficial to ensure compliance with drug therapy.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday morning    
Performed stat? No
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