Carbamazepine

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: CRBAM ACHM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Green top (lithium heparin) tube

Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Cause for rejection: Hemolysis

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay

Special Instructions: For therapeutic monitoring, draw peak levels approximately 12 hours post-oral ingestion and trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Consistently use same time interval for peak and trough levels and dose administration for proper serial monitoring. Please indicate whether the specimen is a peak, trough, or random level.

OC Power Word: LCARBAM

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 1 hour

Additional Info: Therapeutic range: 4-12 ug/mL

CPT Code: 80156

Synonyms: Tegretol; Epitrol

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