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Alias Names: +10/11 / MT150 / Tegretol / CPZ
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet Detection (HPLC-UV)
Edit Date: 9/15/2010
Components: Carbamazepine / 10-11 Epoxy
Performed: Monday-Saturday
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 80156-90 / 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST) or plasma separator tube (PST). Also acceptable: Heparinized plasma. NOTE: Trough levels are most reproducible.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 3 days ambient or refrigerated. May be frozen, if necessary.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum or plasma (micro method does not allow for repeat testing or confirmations.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.

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