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Test Mnemonic VALP/VALPROIC Valproic Acid (Depakene®/Depakote®), Serum

Methodology

Clinical Significance:

Indicated for use as sole and adjunctive therapy in treatment of simple (petit mal) and complex absence seizures.

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Trough: Once steady-state has been achieved, draw blood just prior to next dose.

Reference Values

50.0-100 mcg/mL