Levetiracetam


Test Information

Test Name

Levetiracetam

Synonyms

Keppra

Preferred Specimen

Plain tube

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week

Clinical Update

View Clinical Update

Collection Information

Preparation

  • Routine therapeutic monitoring of Levetiracetam is not required. Results are available after several days; therefore testing is not helpful when managing toxicity. Testing may be helpful if suboptimal compliance is suspected or during pregnancy.
  • If testing is indicated, send an email with the relevant clinical information and the specimen number to: restrictedtest@Waikatodhb.health.nz with "25pax" in the subject box.

Processing Information

Registration Code

LEVE

Notes

  • DO NOT use gel tube

Alternative Specimen

Heparin (without gel separators)


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website