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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

Test Name

Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

Red Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 2 ml serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in red top tube without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Avoid gel-separator tubes. Submit two 1 mL aliquots. Store and send frozen

Rejection Criteria: Plasma, gel-separator, Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable refrigerated for 1 month and for 3 months. Thaw samples only once.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

3 Days

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

4 - 39 µmol/L

Test Code

LAMOT

Methodology

HPLC

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information