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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
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.
Rejection Criteria:Use of SST or PST.