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​Levetiracetam (Keppra)

Chemistry

Ordering Recommendation​

Time of specimen collection: pre-dose (trough) draw steady state concentration
Indicate time and date of last dose and date on requisition and tube

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4.5 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
​Stability/Storage
  • After separation from cells: Ambient:  7 days; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
  • ​Shipped daily Monday to Friday
Testing Site​
  • ​Referred out by St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory to Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory
Results Reporting​
  • Four day turn around time by testing laboratory
​Additional Comments
​Aid in optimizing drug therapy and monitoring compliance
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​Keppra
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​MISTC (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required

 

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-687 v4

Last Modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |
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