OXCARBAZEPINE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a red top tube. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, fluoride, oxalate

Rejection Criteria
SST

Methodology
High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Therapeutic range: 0-35 mcg/mL

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time1-3 days
Test CodeOCARB
CPT-4 Code (s)
80183
LOINC Codes
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal):   31019-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory