Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name VALPROIC ACID
Components
Synonyms Depakene, Depakote
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container 3 mL Green/yellow (lithium heparin) collection tube, Acceptable Plain RED, Na Heparin, K2 or K3 EDTA.
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 2 mL; Neonates 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Homogeneous enzyme immunoassay
Reference Range 50.0 - 100.0 mcg/mL
CPT Code(s) 80164
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-0400
Turn Around TimeSTAT 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes Toxic Level: ≥ 100 mcg/mL.
Updated/Reviewed 09/26/2017


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