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Test Code Trileptal 10-OH Oxcarbazepine Level

Clinical System Name

10-OH Oxcarbazepine Level

Synonyms

Oxcarbazepine metabolite

Trileptal

Oxcarbaz

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Gold Microtainer, Lt. Green/Li Heparin Microtainer, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Red

Preferred Vol: 1 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

 

Note: Trough level preferred. Volume can be shared with Gabapentin, Lacosamide, Lamotrigine, Levetiracetam (Keppra), Topiramate, Zonisamide, and Rufinamide

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: - 20 C

Storage location: Refrigerate serum or plasma with labels in CPA refrigerator, FrigE rack. May be stored in same tube with Clobazam, Gabapentin, Lacosamide, Lamotrigine, Levetiracetam (Keppra), Topiramate, Zonisamide, and Rufinamide (0.5 mL min). 

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood; refrigerate in plastic aliquot tube. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
serum or plasma in gel separator Room temp 2 h
separated serum or plasma Room temp 2 d
  Refrigerated 6 w
  Frozen 3 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, F 1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

 

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

Therapeutic range: 10 - 35 mcg/mL

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

80183