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Valproic Acid



Expected Turnaround

24 hours

Monitoring efficacy and dosage

Specimens for valproic acid analysis should be drawn just prior to dose, preferably in the fasting state. More frequent monitoring may be necessary when administering valproic acid in the presence or during the withdrawal of other anti‑epileptic agents.

homogeneous enzyme immunoassay

In very rare cases, gammopathy, in particular type IgM (Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia), may cause unreliable results.


Room temperature: 2 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 3 months

Valproic Acid; Depacon®; Depakene(r); Depakote®; Stavzor™; Valproate

Serum, Red top, no gel barrier. Send in serum pour off tube.

1 ML

0 - 999


50 - 100


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