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  • Levetiracetam Level (Keppra)

    Test Name:Levetiracetam Level (Keppra)
    Epic Order Code:LAB477
    CPT Code:83520  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:00a-4:30p
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 30 minutes
     Routine: 1 hour
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. Do not collect in serum separator tubes.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 7 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Trough: 6 - 20 μg/mL
     Random: 12 - 46 μg/mL
    Additional Information:Although this medication exhibits a wide therapeutic index, patients should be evaluated for toxicity and managed individually.