Carbamazepine Total

Abbrev Code:CARB   
Order Code:LAB21Order Name:Carbamazepine Total
Methodology:Homogenous microparticle agglutination immunoassay (KIMS)
CPT Codes: 80156 x1, 80156 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Trough level is preferred; 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. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Stability:2 days at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 4 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Range, Roche-UMMC East)


Critical Range:Greater than 15 ug/mL
Therapeutic Range:4-12 ug/mL (parent); 0.4-4.0 ug/mL (10,11 epoxide-metabolite); serum values may be 10% lower than plasma values.
Use:Monitor carbamazepine therapy.

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