Carbamazepine & Carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide-1957

Test info

  
Carbamazepine & Carbamazepine-10,11-epoxide
  
1957
  
LAB1957
  
EPX
  
Carbatrol®
CBZ
Epitol®
Epoxide
Tegretol®
  
  • Carbamazepine, total
  • Carbamazepine-10,11 epoxide 
  

 Therapeutic drug management

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
2.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a Serum/plasma transfer vial/tube (MedTox), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  
Heparin plasma
  

Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel

 

  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  
  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a Serum/plasma transfer vial/tube (MedTox), labelled asthe appropriate plasma type, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Refrigerated (preferred)

Ambient - 3 days

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Gel-barrier tubes are not recommended

Performance

  
MedTox Laboratories (150): R-MX
  
Daily
  
2 - 3 days
  

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Total: 0.4 - 4.0 µg/mL

Free: 0.2 - 2.0 µg/mL

  

Total: >10.0 µg/mL

Free: >4.0 µg/mL

Billing

  
80161 - Carbamazepine epoxide
80156 - Carbamazepine total

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
12/20/2021
  
01/12/2022