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Test ID BLOD1327 Methsuximide (Celontin) as Desmethylmethsuximide


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube(s), plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL sodium heparin plasma refrigerated in a plastic vial.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.


Method Name

Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)

Reporting Name

Methsuximide (Celontin)

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  180 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

10.0 - 40.0 ug/mL

 

Methsuximide measured as desmethylmethsuximide.

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

CPT Code Information

80339