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Methsuximide

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic METHSUX
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL red top tube, NOT SST

2 mL serum; minimum 0.7 mL

Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  
Testing Location Dynacare
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Celontin, N-Desmethylsuximide
Reference Interval