Felbamate

Test Code
3081

CPT Codes
80299

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Patient Preparation
Optimum time to collect sample: 1 hour before next dose

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gel barrier/Serum Separator Tube (SST®)

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Wed, Sat; Report available: 3-6 days

Reference Range
Trough 30-50 mcg/mL


Clinical Significance
Felbamate is an antiepileptic drug used to treat patients with a variety of types of seizures. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize doze and avoid toxicity.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Valencia
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.