Lab Test

Amantadine Level

Symmetrel

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB6221, Beaker: XAMAN, ARUP #91195

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Dark Green-top Sodium Heparin or Lavender-top EDTA tube.

Do not use Serum Separator Tubes.
Time of Collection: Trough, just prior to the next dose.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 3.0 mL serum or plasma at refrigerated temp (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 1.4 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Serum Separator (SST or PST) tubes.
  • Specimens not collected or processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Transport: 3.0 mL serum or plasma at refrigerated temp (2-8°C or 36-46°F).  (Minimum: 1.4 mL)

Storage

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (20°C/ 4°F or below): 5 months

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, forwarded to National Medical Services (NMS), Willow Grove, PA.

Performed

Varies.
Results available in 4-11 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Gas Chromatography.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

This assay aids in the therapeutic monitoring of Amantadine hydrochloride (Symmetrelß), an anti-Parkinson and an antiviral drug. Symmetrelß is indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of signs and symptoms of infection caused by various strains of influenza A virus it is also indicated in the treatment of parkinsonism and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions.

CPT Codes

80307

Contacts

Last Updated

12/16/2022

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