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Test Code 5434 Valproic Acid (Depakene)

Specimen Containers and Fixatives

NorthShore Lab Services: Gold Top Tube (SST)

Hospital setting: Light Green Top Tube with lithium heparin (PST)

 

For add-on testing, refer to link below for acceptable tube types:

Acceptable Tube Types for Chemistry Tests

Specimen Required

NorthShore Lab Services: draw 0.8 mL (0.5 min) blood, centrifuge and submit 0.3 mL (0.2 min) refrigerated serum

Hospital setting: submit 0.8 mL (0.5 min) blood

 

For sample stability, refer to the link below:

Sample Stability Chart for Chemistry Analytes

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Chemistry

Daily, 24 hours

Reference Values

50-100 mg/L

CRITICAL VALUES: >150 mg/L

Method Name

Homogeneous enzyme immunoassay

CPT Code Information

80164

LOINC Code Information

4086-5