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Lab Dept:

Sendouts

Test Name:

RUFINIMIDE LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

RUFI

Synonyms:

Banzel

CPT Codes:

82542 – Column chromatography/mass spectrometry (eg, GC/MS, or HPLC/MS), analyte not elsewhere specified; quantitative, single stationary and mobile phase

Test Includes:

Rufinamide Level reported in ug/mL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Antiepileptic (Anticonvulsant) therapeutic drug monitoring

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 445)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

3 days

Special Instructions:

Trough levels are most reproducible.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green Top (Li Heparin) or Red Top tube

Draw Volume:

6 mL (Minimum: 0.9 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

2 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) plasma/serum

Note: Submission of the minimum volume results in an elevated reporting limit and inability to repeat analysis.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove plasma/serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Expected plasma concentrations in patients taking recommended daily dosages: up to 60.0 ug/mL

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

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

References:

MedTox Laboratories October 2012



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