Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Patients receiving therapeutic doses usually have lacosamide concentrations of 1.0-10.0 mcg/mL
2 - 5 days
Draw blood immediately before next dose. Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Speicmen must be spun and aliquotted within 2 hours of collection. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated.
Specimen must be spun and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection
Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories