TOPI - Specimen: Topiramate, Serum

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Test ID: TOPI    
Topiramate, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum Red

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Serum must be separated from cells within 2 hours of drawing.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Test Request Form-General (T732) with the specimen (

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.4 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Serum gel tube, whole blood

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Ambient 28 days
 Frozen 28 days