Testing performed on Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU with serum testing.
Used to diagnose an overdose and in monitoring its levels in patients to ensure appropriate therapy.
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store the serum refrigerated at 2-8C. Sample may be frozen (-20C) for 1 year.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum valproic acid concentration that test best represents the peak tissue level, draw the sample 1 to 3 hours after an oral dose has been given. Serum sample required, sample volume needs to be at least 2.0mL Gold Top or Tiger SST. Sample should be free from hemolysis, whole blood cannot be used.
Therapeutic Range = 50 - 100ug/mL
Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.
Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.
STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.
*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.
Vibra Health Laboratory
Phone: (248) 846-0663
1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083