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Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Mnemonic:    [GABAPENT]
Name:    Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Specimen:    1.5 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do NOT use gel barrier tubes. EDTA plasma is also acceptable

Separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. Place the sample in a labeled transport tube. Patient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 6 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0090057
  Method:    Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry