Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Carbamazepine,Serum/Plasma-Total

Test Name: Carbamazepine,Serum/Plasma-Total
Alternate Name(s): Anticonvulsant
Tegretol
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green (Lithium Heparin) top Vacutainer tube

Serum from a 5 mL Gold top or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube is also acceptable.

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Green Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Green top tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required

Other times by prior arrangement.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 17 - 51 µmol/L
Effective Date: 2009-09-14
Revised Date: 2011-04-16
Critical Value: Toxic: >64 µmol/L
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: CRITICAL VALUE to be phoned to Nurse or Physician immediately
Method of Analysis: Kinetic Interaction of Microparticles in Solution (KIMS)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
CARB
 
Referred To:  

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