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Test Code CARBZ EPOX Carbamazepine 10,11 Epoxide Level

Clinical System Name

Carbamazepine 10,11 Epoxide Level

Synonyms

10,11 Carbamazepine Epoxide

Carbamazepine Epoxide
Tegretol

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin or Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 5 mL

Minimum Vol:  2 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator send-outs rack

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or plasma Room temp 3 d
  Refrigerated Y
  Frozen Y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y - for additional fee Daily 7 - 10 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories

Department

Department:

Medtox Laboratories

402 West County Road D
St Paul, MN 55112
 

Phone Number: (800) 832-3244

 

 

Reference Range

 

  ug/mL
Reporting Limit 0.2
Reference Range 0.4 - 4.0
Critical High 7.0

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: HPLC - UV

Analytical Volume: 0.2 mL serum or plasma - no result guaranteed

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82491

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Carbamazepine - 10,11 - Epoxide
Reference Test Number:

21

Instructions: Send at ambient temperature Mon - Fri overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition. MedTox accepts Sat. delivery.