Test Overview
Test Methodology

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

Test Usage

Monitoring serum level, assessing compliance, assessing potential toxicity.

Reference Range *

2.0 - 20.0 mcg/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Tuesday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
GABA
MiChart Code
Gabapentin Level
Synonyms
  • Neurontin
  • GABA
  • GABAPENTIN, PLASMA OR SERUM
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo GABA (80826)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect trough specimen in a red top tube immediately before next scheduled dose; do not use SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate within 2 hours of collection.

Rejection Criteria
SST tube not acceptable.
Yellow Top Tube
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1.0 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum
Additional Information

Gabapentin is an antiepileptic drug effective as add-on therapy in treating complex partial seizures and partial seizures with secondary generalization. Gabapentin does not bind to serum proteins and does not exhibit pharmacokinetic interactions with other antiepileptic drugs. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
80171
Fee Code
32107
LOINC
Z89-3
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