Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Sun, Tue, Thu
Plain Red, Lavender (K2EDTA), Lavender (K3EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Whole blood. Gel Separator Tubes, Light Blue (Sodium Citrate), or Yellow (SPS or ACD Solution).
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 months
|Dose-Related Range||5.0-20.0 µg/mL|
|Toxic||Greater than 40.0 µg/mL|
The therapeutic range is based on serum pre-dose (trough) draw at steady-state concentration. Adverse effects may include drowsiness, dizziness and headache.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
80369 (Alt code: G0480)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2011456||Meprobamate, Serum or Plasma||3753-1|
- Meprobamate blood level