Carbamazepine, Grand Itasca


Sunquest Code:GHCARB  
Epic Code:LAB7038Epic Name:Carbamazepine GH
Synonyms:Tegretol
Methodology:Homogenous enzyme immunoassay
CPT Code:80156
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough level is prefererd; collect immediately before dose. It is advisable to monitor at the same time in dosing schedule.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 15.0 ug/mL
Reference Range:4-12 ug/mL
Use:Monitor carbamazepine therapy.


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