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Test Code VALP Valproic Acid (Depakene®), Serum or Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Immunoassay

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

 Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of plasma or serum.  

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum

RT, spun

2 days

  Refrigerated, spun 7 days

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

 

Reference Values

Therapeutic range:  50-100 µg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

80164

Secondary ID

HHA263

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Valproic Acid (Depakene®), Serum or Plasma

4086-5