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Carbamazepine

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
CRBAM ACHM1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 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.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Therapeutic range: 4-12 ug/mL
CPT Code:
80156
Synonyms:
Tegretol; Epitrol