Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay
Monitor therapeutic drug level
Therapeutic range: 50-125 mcg/ml. Toxic > 150 mcg/ml.
- VALPROIC ACID
- VALPROIC ACID LEVEL
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
Collect blood in a red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate.
Monitor SGOT, SGPT, CBC, platelets, and other coagulation parameters in patients on this drug. Amylase should be measured in patients with recurrent vomiting and abdominal symptoms to detect valproic acid associated pancreatitis.