Specimen: 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum from 1 Red Top (No Additive) tube. Do not use SST gel barrier tubes. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Recommended specimen: just before the next dose is due at steady state.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 2 weeks
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Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Carbamazepine is used in the control of Partial seizures with both temporal lobe & psychomotor symptoms and for Generalized tonic-clonic seizures. It is also used for analgesia in Trigeminal neuralgia. This assay is useful in monitoring therapy, determining compliance and assessing toxicity.
Disease: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Recommended specimen: just before the next dose is due at steady state.