Vimpat, EPIC: LAB6964, SOFT: LACOS
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One plain Red-top tube. (Minimum: 2.0 mL blood)
Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes. Refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) the collection tube within two hours of collection.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: Collection tube, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 2.0 mL blood)
- Serum Separator (SST) tubes.
- Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 3 months
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 2 months
Royal Oak Toxicology Laboratory.
Sunday - Saturday.
Results available the same day as testing performed.
There is no established reference range. Most patients see clinical effects when the level is between 5.0-10.6 mcg/mL.
High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Beaumont Health. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The Laboratory is regulated under CLIA as qualified to perform high-complexity testing. This test is used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research.
Microtainer® and Vacutainer® are registered trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company.
UroVysion® is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. ThinPrep® is a registered trademark of Hologic, Incorporated.
This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the Farmington Hills,
Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.