Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Valproic Acid,Serum/Plasma-Total

Test Name: Valproic Acid,Serum/Plasma-Total
Alternate Name(s): Depakene
Depakene
Epival
Laboratory: Core UH & VH
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Green 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Green top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube is also acceptable.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: 
Therapeutic:
350-700 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2013-08-06
Critical Value: >1040 umol/L
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Enzymatic
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
VAL
 
Referred To:  

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