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Lab Test Dictionary

Carbamazepine (Tegretol)


Synonyms

Tegretol

Specimen Type

Plasma or Serum

Performing Lab

Sharp Memorial Hospital Lab


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

24 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Lithium Heparin (Light Green-Top) Tube (PST)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable. Collect just prior to dose. Trough immediately prior to next dose.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerate-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 2 Days (Preferred); Refrigerated: 7 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL Plasma or Serum

Minimum Test Volume

0.25 mL Plasma or Serum

Processing Instructions

Complete a Sharp requisition form and submit with sample as soon as possible room temp or refrigerated.


CPT Codes

80156


Revised

12/1/23

Initials

SA