Carbamazepine, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CARB
POE DESCRIPTION: CARBAMAZEPINE; TEGRETOL
CPT CODE: 80156
TEST INFORMATION: Optimal sampling time is at trough, just before the next dose.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 4 hours; stat: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE: Red top tube - 4 mL
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

2.0 mL blood (1.0 mL serum)

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.0 mL blood (0.3 mL serum)
METHODOLOGY:

Enzyme Immunoassay

CRITICAL VALUES:

>18 ug/mL

TEST SYNONYM(S):Tegretol.