Valproic acid, total

Alphabetical Test listing

Valproic acid, total-949

  
Valproic acid, total
  
949
  
80164.1
  
VAL
  
Depakene
Depakote
  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

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

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
  
  

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 2 days

Frozen - 7 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Particle-enhanced turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay (PETINIA)

  

Therapeutic: 50 - 100 µg/mL

  

>150 µg/mL

  
80164
  
11/30/2001
  
09/11/2018
  
02/17/2020