Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 2 months
Effective November 18, 2013
|Therapeutic Range||2-20 µg/mL|
|Toxic||Not well established|
Pharmacokinetics of gabapentin vary widely among patients, particularly those with compromised renal function. Adverse effects may include somnolence, dizziness, ataxia, and fatigue.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Gabapentin, Free