Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Valproic Acid Level, Total
Soft Order Code
VALP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Depakene
Depakote
Epilim
VALP
VALPROIC ACID
VALPROIC ACID LEVEL
VPA

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay

Test Usage

Monitor therapeutic drug level

Reference Range

Therapeutic range: 50-100 mcg/ml. Toxic > 150 mcg/ml.

* 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.

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in a red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial, and refrigerate.

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum or plasma

Billing Information

CPT Code
80164
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
4086-5

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Our High Standard

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.