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Test Code VALP Valproic Acid, Serum or Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preffered:

Serum

Container/Tube:  Plain, red-top tube(s) or serum gel tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Draw specimen prior to next dose.

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (serum). Remove serum from cells within 4 hours of collection.

 

Alternate:

Plasma:

Container/Tube:  Green-top (heparin) tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Draw specimen prior to next dose.

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (plasma). Remore plasma from cells within 4 hours of collection.

Reference Values

50-120 µg/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday