VALPROIC ACID

Synonyms: Depakote; Depakene
Computer Code: VPRA
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red or gold top tube only).
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, refrigerate.
Reference Values: 50-100 mg/L (draw sample one hour or less before next dose) Critical Value: > or equal to 150 mg/L
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: TOXI
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 2 hrs
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 80164
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII