Eslicarbazepine metabolite

Alphabetical Test listing

Eslicarbazepine metabolite-14234

  
Eslicarbazepine metabolite
  
14234
  
LAB14234
  
ESLICARBMET
  
Aptiom
ESL
Exalief
Zebinix
  

Therapeutic drug monitoring.

Eslicarbazepine is an aromatic anticonvulsant that is used in combination with other antiepileptic agents as therapy of partial onset seizures.

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.3 mL
  

Draw trough levels immediately prior to next dose.

Do not use a gel barrier tube.

  • The use of gel-barrier tubes is not recommended due to slow absorption of the drug by the gel.
  • Depending on the specimen volume and storage time, the decrease in drug level due to absorption may be clinically significant.
  

Spin and separate

  
EDTA plasma
  
  

Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated  - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

  
  • Gel barrier tube
  • Gross lipemia
  • Hemolysis
  • Icteric specimen
  
LabCorp Burlington (716931): R-LC
  
Daily
  
2 - 4 days
  

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

  

See report

  
G0480
  
Yes
  
  
04/05/2019
  
03/30/2021
  
02/22/2021