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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

PREGABALIN LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

PREGA

Synonyms:

LyricaŽ

CPT Codes:

82542 – Column chromatography/mass spectrometry, quantitative, single stationary and mobile phase

Test Includes:

Pregabalin level measured in ug/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Therapeutic drug concentration of Pregabalin reported in ug/mL.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox test: 237)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 - 6 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube
Alternate tube: Green (Li Heparin) top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL serum/plasma

Collection:

Routine collection

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum/plasma aliquot into a screw-capped plastic vial. Indicate serum or plasma on label. Store and sent at refrigerated temperatures.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Specimens other than serum or heparin plasma; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Therapeutic and toxic drug concentrations have not been established. Expected steady state pregabalin concentrations in patients taking recommended daily dosages: up to 10 ug/mL.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 0.5 ug/mL

Methodology:

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

References:

MedTox Laboratories February 2011

Updates:

4/29/2010: Test moved from National Medical to MedTox at MML.
2/15/2011: Test now direct send to MedTox.



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