Valproate


Test Information

Test Name

Valproate

Synonyms

Sodium Valproate; Valproic Acid; Epilim; VPA

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR; PLWHK

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Trough level - collect before next dose. Note last dose details.

Processing Information

Registration Code

VALP

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

- Taupo

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

Alternative Specimen

Lithium Heparin; Plain tube


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 Week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz