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ID:1045 Pregabalin in urine
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Description Pregabalin is prescribed for treatment of neuropathic pain, epilepsy and anxiety disorder. Misuse potential is high and it is readily available from illicit sources. Measurement in urine is useful for checking adherence with the prescription or detection of illicit use.
Indication Confirmation of pregabalin use.
Additional Info Assay only available in urine. Gabapentin is measured at the same time.
Concurrent TestsUrine drugs of abuse screen, Gabapentin, urine creatinine
Dietary RequirementsNone
Interpretation Daily 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
SamplePlain urine, no preservative
TubePlain Universal
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Collection Conditions Plain random urine.
Min. Vol 500 uL
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male) See note
Ref. Range (Female) See note
Ref. Range (Paed) See note
Ref. Range Notes Results are reported as “positive” or “not detected”. Detection threshold 50 ug/L
Unitsug/L
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 14:57:41. Published By on 09/04/2018 14:57:41.