Rufinamide




Test Mnemonic

RUFIN

CPT Codes

  • 80210 - QTY (1)

LOINC ®

Not available

Aliases

  • Banzel
  • Inovelon

Performing Laboratory

ARUP


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLSerumNo additive (Red) RefrigeratedPatient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration. Do not use serum separator tubes. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours and transfer to standard aliquot tube.

Alternate Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLPlasmaEDTA (Lavender) RefrigeratedPatient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration. Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours and transfer to standard aliquot tube.

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
0.5 mL     

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
RefrigeratedAfter separation from cells: 2 weeks
AmbientAfter separation from cells: 2 weeks
FrozenAfter separation from cells: 2 weeks

Days Performed

Mon - Fri

Turnaround Time

2 - 5 days

Methodology

Name Description
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography - Tandem Mass Spectrometry 

Reference Range

Rufinamide
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       FreetextTherapeutic Range: 5-30 µg/mL 
       FreetextDose-related range (values at dosages of 800-7200 mg/day): 3-30 µg/mL 
       CriticalNot well established 

Special Info

Patient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration. Whole blood is not acceptable. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) are unacceptable. This test is New York DOH approved.

Clinical Info

Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence. Adverse effects may include somnolence, vomiting, headache and fatigue.