Valproate

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Valproate a.k.a. Epilim

Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test

Special precautions & notes: Not routinely available, testing only helpful in poor compliance or acute toxicity. Please discuss request with laboratory.

Reference range: Rarely indicated test. Therapeutic Range, Trough sample: 50 - 100 mg/L.

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 7 days

Referral location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital, Bessemer Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS