Oxcarbazepine


Sunquest Code:OXC  
Epic Code:LAB484Epic Name:Oxcarbazepine Level
Synonyms:Trileptal; Hydroxycarbazepine; 10-Hydroxycarbazaepine
Methodology:Immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days at room temperature; for longer storage refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:432


Interpretive

Reference Range:10.0-35.0 ug/mL.
Therapeutic efficacy has been demonstrated in patients with trough 10-hydroxy metabolite concentrations of 10-35 ug/mL. Toxic concentrations have not been established.


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