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Valproic Acid

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
VALPA MACH1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top ( lithium heparin ) tube
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolysis
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Fluorescence Polarization
Special Instructions:
For therapeutic monitoring, draw peak levels 1 hour post-oral dose of syrup or 3 hours post-oral dose of capsule or tablet and trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Please indicate whether the specimen is a peak, trough, or random level.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range: therapeutic range: 50-100 ug/mL
CPT Code:
80164
Synonyms:
Depakane