Days Set Up
Tuesday, Friday
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Carbamazepine Epoxide
Soft Order Code
CEPOX

Test Updated:

Synonyms

CARBAMA EPOXIDE LEVEL
Carbamazepine 10,11-epoxide
Tegretol
Tegretol Epoxide
CEPOX
CARBAMA EPOXIDE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

LC-MS/MS

Test Usage

Monitor therapeutic drug level.

Reference Range

The concentration of carbamazepine epoxide is normally 10-40% that of the parent drug, but can be variable. During combination therapy the relative concentration of carbamazepine epoxide to carbamazepine may increase slightly.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect blood in a red top tube; do not use SST.

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in a red top tube; do not use SST. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
80156
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
9415-1

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.