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Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Level

Mnemonic:    [LAMOTRIG]
Name:    Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Level
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do not use GEL barrier tubes. Also acceptable EDTA or heparin tubes without gel barriers.

Patient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.

Centrifuge as soon as the sample is clotted. Immediately after centrifuging the sample, pipette the serum into a separate, labeled tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0090177
  Method:    LC-TMS or EIA