Valproate
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Sample just before next dose or at least 6 hrs post dose. If dose

changed reassay after 3 days.

Collection:
Do not collect in tubes containing separator gel.
Container(s):
EDTA (5 mL purple-top) - preferred

Heparin tube (5 mL lime-top) - Acceptable

Serum (gold-top) - Acceptable

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 7 days/24 hours. Results available 2 hours after sample

arrival in laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
Therapeutic range: 50 - 100 mg/L

Laboratory:
Auto Chemistry (8382-9164)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Epilim (trade name)

Sodium Valproate

Valp
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Centrifuge sample and transport plasma at 4°C
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
3pm - 8am place in CSR fridge.

Data Entry Code:
VAL

SydPath Division:
Clinical Pharmacology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:35:48
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