: Lamictal, LMT
: 2-20 mcg/mL. There is increased incidence of adverse effects with trough concentrations above 15 mcg/mL.
: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
: Serum or plasma
: Red top (no gel)
: Red or dark green microtainer
: 0.5 mL serum/plasma
: 0.1 mL
: Refrigerated: 7 days
Reasons for Rejection
: Specimen collected in a gel tube
: Monday - Friday
: after 1:00 pm (specimens must be received before 1:00 to be processed the same day)
: 24 hours
: Draw immediately before next dose at steady state. Specimen must be received in lab by 1:00 pm to be processed the same day. Specimen cannot be collected in a gel tube.
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