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Test Code LACOSAMI Lacosamide (Vimpat)

Performing Laboratory

MedTox Laboratories

Methodology

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Reference Values

Expected concentrations of lacosamide in patients receiving recommended daily dosages: up to 15.0 ug/mL. Toxic range not established


 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82542

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday-Wednesday

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Red top tube preferred ( Green top Sodium Heparin alternate)

Specimen: 1 mL serum or heparinized plasma

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

 

Note: Trough levels are most reproducible

Useful For

 Lacosamide is an antiepileptic medication. Monitoring the serum concentration is beneficial to ensure compliance with drug therapy.

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 5589040