Carbamazepine Total


Abbrev Code:CARB   
Order Code:LAB21Order Name:Carbamazepine Total
Synonyms:Tegretol
Methodology:Roche: Homogenous microparticle agglutination immunoassay (KIMS)
Vista: Turbidmetric rate
Grand Itasca: Homogenous enzyme immunoassay
CPT Codes: 80156 x1, 80156 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
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:Roche: 2 days at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 4 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca, Range, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Greater than 15 mg/L
Therapeutic Range:Roche: 4-12 mg/L (parent); 0.4-4.0 mg/L (10,11 epoxide-metabolite); serum values may be 10% lower than plasma values.
All other sites: None
Use:Monitor carbamazepine therapy.


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