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ID:1044 Gabapentin in urine
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DescriptionGabapentin is prescribed for treatment of epilepsy, neuropathic pain and prophylaxis of migraine. Misuse potential is high it is readily available from illicit sources. Measurement in urine is useful for checking adherence with the prescription or detection of illicit use.
IndicationConfirmation of gabapentin use.
Additional InfoAssay only available in urine. Pregabalin is measured at the same time.
Concurrent TestsUrine drugs of abuse screen, pregabalin, urine creatinine
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationDaily drug administration will usually yield a positive result. Note that these drugs are excreted in the urine largely unchanged. Therefore it is not possible to confirm ingestion and exclude sample spiking by measurement of drug metabolites.

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
TubePlain Universal
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Collection ConditionsPlain random urine.
Min. Vol500 uL

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Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT** Contact Laboratory before requesting **
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT** Contact Laboratory before requesting **
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentContact laboratory if urgent

Originally edited by : E Fox. Review due on 09/04/2019 14:58:17. Published By on 09/04/2018 14:58:17.