OXCARBAZEPINE/ESLICARBAZEPINE ACETATE AS METABOLITE, SERUM/PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a red top tube. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.25) mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Lavender EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST, PST

Methodology
High Performance Liquid Cromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Stability
Room temperature: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: 14 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeOXCAR
CPT-4 Code (s)
80183
LOINC Codes
10-Hydroxycarbazepine   31019-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory