Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Valproic Acid-Free,Serum

Test Name: Valproic Acid-Free,Serum
Alternate Name(s): Depakene
Laboratory: Toxicology/Special Chemistry
Specimen Type: 2 x 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
or
2 x 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
or
6 mL Dark Green (Sodium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required for testing is 2 mL.

Spin and aliquot serum or plasma and freeze immediately and send to the lab.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800-1600
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 business days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 35.0-140.0 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2016-01-18
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: HPLC/MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Separate and freeze. Ship on ice packs or frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
FVAL
 
Referred To:  

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