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Alias Names: Tegretol / 10/11 / CBZ
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet Detection (HPLC-UV)
Edit Date: 9/16/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 82491-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Do not use serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume: 2 ml serum
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum (micro method does not allow for repeat testing or confirmations).
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Trough levels are most reproducible.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST.

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