Lacosamide

Alphabetical Test listing

Lacosamide-8533

  
Lacosamide
  
8533
  
LAB8533
  
LCS
  
Vimpat
  
  • Lacosamide
  • Desmethyllacosamide
  

Lacosamide is a functional amino acid specifically synthesized as an anticonvulsant drug. In addition to being approved for use as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures, it is being investigated as a treatment for diabetic neuropathic pain.

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Trough levels are most reproducible

  

Spin and separate

  
  
Heparin plasma
  

Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel

 

  

Spin and separate

  

Refrigerated (preferred)

Ambient - 3 days

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Gel-barrier tubes
  
MedTox Laboratories (777): R-MX
  
Daily
  
2 - 3 days
  

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

  

Expected concentrations of lacosamide in patients receiving recommended daily dosages: up to 15.0 µg/mL

  
80235
  
07/01/2010
  
03/10/2021
  
05/11/2020