Gabapentin Blood Drug Test

Gaba, Neurontin


Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Gabapentin Blood Drug Test

This test measures the level of Gabapentin in the blood.  Results are quantitative and provide numerical results.  Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant drug which is used to prevent seizures as well as in the treatment of nerve pain from shingles.  Prescriptions of Gabapentin have increased recently as doctors use it as an alternative to opioids to treat a number of conditions including chronic pain.  The resulting prevalence of the drug has caused an increase in cases of abuse.  Gabapentin can increase the euphoric effects of other opiates when they are taken together or block the effects of medications used for addiction treatment.  An increasing number of overdose deaths are being found to involve Gabapentin. While it requires a prescription, Gabapentin is not currently classified as a controlled substance which has made it difficult for law enforcement to stop its spread.  

This Gabapentin blood test is not intended for therapeutic monitoring.  The purpose of this test is to detect the presence of Gabapentin when a person is suspected of abusing it.  Gabapentin is typically detectable in blood for several hours up to a day or 2 depending on how much is taken.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for drug testing.  When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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