Specimen Requirements

Title

CARBAMAZEPINE, FREE (TEGRETOL, FREE)

Specimen Requirement

Collect red top or green top (heparin) tube. Do not use a gel-barrier tube. Centrifuge, transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube, and indicate specimen type on transport tube. Draw just prior to next dose.

Methodology

Ultrafiltrate assayed by immunoassay

Stability

Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-4 days

Clinical Use

Test Code

FTEG