Felbamate
0094030
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
FELBAMA
Methodology
Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-4 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.  
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), green (sodium heparin), gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Avoid use of separator tubes and gels.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Effective February 19, 2013
 
Therapeutic Range Not well established.
Toxic Level Greater than 200 µg/mL
Interpretive Data
The proposed therapeutic range for seizure control is 30-60 µg/mL. Pharmacokinetics vary widely, particularly with co-medications, age and/or compromised renal function. Felbamate use is associated with an increased incidence of liver failure and aplastic anemia.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
80299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0094030Felbamate
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Aliases
  • Felbatol