Imperial Collage Healthcare

Levetiracetam


Test Background
Levetiracetam (brand name Keppra) is approved for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy. It is also efficacious in children with partial seizures and there are indications that it may be effective in generalised seizures.


Clinical Indications
Assessment of patient compliance Assessment of suspected toxicity


Reference Range

See report


Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)


Sample Volume
1 mL pre-dose trough sample


Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.

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