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Test Code Billings Clinic: 7508 Mayo: LACO Lacosamide, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Portions of this test are covered by patents held by Quest Diagnostics

Reporting Name

Lacosamide, S


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood immediately before next scheduled dose.

2. For sustained-release formulations ONLY, draw blood a minimum of 12 hours after last dose.

3. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values

Patients receiving therapeutic doses usually have lacosamide concentrations of 1.0-10.0 mcg/mL.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.

Saturday; 1 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80235

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LACO Lacosamide, S 59297-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
62772 Lacosamide, S 59297-2

Useful For

Monitoring serum concentrations of lacosamide to ensure compliance and appropriate dosing in specific clinical conditions (ie, severe renal impairment, mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment, and end-stage renal disease)

Interpretation

The serum concentration should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical response and may provide useful information in patients showing poor response or adverse effects, particularly when lacosamide is co-administered with other anticonvulsant drugs.

 

Toxic ranges are not well established but occur more frequently when concentrations are greater or equal to 20 mcg/mL.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen.