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Keppra

Alternative Names:Levetiracetam
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:Sullivan Nicolaides pathology (SNP)
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:4 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Collect at ambient temperature

Blood level should be monitored as peak or trough. Collect post-dose (peak) specimen exactly 1 hour after oral dose. Collect pre-dose (trough) specimen 8 hours after oral dose.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Aliquot
Store at 4'C
External Laboratory:Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Stability: 2 weeks refrigerated at 2-8°C.