Lab Test : Valproic Acid

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Alternate:Depakene; Depakote
Includes:N/A
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:VALP
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transported to lab within 15 minutes.
Rejection:None.
Normal:Therapeutic: 50-100 g/mL.
Toxic: >100-150 g/mL.
Seizure control may improve at levels over 100 g/mL, but toxicity may occur.
Uses:Monitoring of therapeutic levels. Trough immediately before next dose.
Limitations:None.
Method:PETINIA (Particle enhanced turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay)
 

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