6150: ETHOSUXIMIDE (ZARONTIN), SERUM
- Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Plasma
Turn Around Time
- Red-top tube, lavender top (EDTA ) tube OR green-top
(heparin) tube. DO NOT USE A GEL-BARRIER TUBE. The use
of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow
absorption of the drug by the gel. Depending on the
specimen volume and storage time, the decrease in drug
level due to absorption may be clinically significant.
State other drugs taken by patient.
- Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. Oral: peak: two to four hours after dose; trough: immediately prior to next dose. Peak or trough levels may be used to monitor therapy because blood levels are fairly constant.
- AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days