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Epic Code LAB24 Valproic Acid Total, Blood Level

Test Name Alias

Valproic Acid Level | Valproic Acid Blood Level | Divalproex | Valproate | Dipropylacetic Acid | Depakote | Epilim | Valparin | Valpro | Vilapro | Stavzor | Depakene | Epilim | 8350

Interface Order Alias

10272

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following specimens:


Preferred
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Mint Green Top (Lithium Heparin Gel)
Volume: 4.5 mL
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL plasma
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge within 2 hours. Indicate date and time of last dose.


Acceptable
Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL serum
Collection Instructions: Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours. Indicate date and time of last dose.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Special Instructions

Inpatients: Please contact your local inpatient pharmacy for information regarding appropriate timing for blood drug level orders, if needed.

Avoid gross hemolysis

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Refrigerate: 24 hours (48 hours if aliquoted serum/plasma)

Frozen: aliquot plasma/serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

50 – 100 mcg/mL

 

Laboratory Critical Values Table

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI

Methodology

Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay

CPT

80164-LAB-VALPROIC ACID TOTAL

CDM Code

4058350

Epic Test ID

1230101271

LOINC

Valproic Acid Lvl: 4086-5

Beaker LOINC

LIPEMIA INDEX, SERUM: N/A
VALPROIC ACID LEVEL: 4086-5

Additional Information

For SH Laboratory Use Only:

Regional Laboratory: Red top (Plain) and Green top (Lithium Heparin, non-gel) acceptable.

Reviewed Date

3/5/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: VALPROIC ACID TOTAL
Beaker Display Name: Valproic Acid, Blood Level
BEAKER TEST NAME: VALPROIC ACID
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Valproic Acid

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BW CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GREEN LI HEPARIN PST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated