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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • OXCARBAZEPINE (TRILEPTAL),S

Test Code

  • 5810

Test Synonym

  • Oxcarbazepine, Serum/Plasma

Minimum Volume

  • 0.3 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Serum

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

TAT

  • 5 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 mL SERUM OR PLASMA

Specimen Retention

  • Transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube. Draw trough levels immediately prior to next dose. Steady-state levels are reached within two to three days in patients taking oxcarbazepine twice daily.