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OXCARBAZEPINE

Mnemonic

OXCARB

Synonym

Trileptal

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, plain red or lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an aliquot tube

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tubes

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 6 weeks; Refrigerated: 6 weeks; Frozen: 3 months, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (98834)

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

3-35 µg/mL

Toxic Levels

Greater than 40 µg/mL

CPT Codes

80183<br />

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:27 AM


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