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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine

Brown clotted serum, gel barrier

TestOxcarbazepine
Common AbbreviationsHYCARB Hydroxycarbazepine
ProfileNA
Tube typeBrown clotted serum, gel barrier
Clinical IndicationTherapeutic drug monitoring of antiepileptic therapy
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeSerum
Minimum Volume0.2mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time2 days
LaboratoryTherapeutic Drug Monitoring Unit Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy Chesham Lane Buckinghamshire SL9 0RJ 01494 601 423/ 355
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
NotesCurrently the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy has made a decision to suspend itÂ’s accreditation to UKAS ISO 15189 standards for this assay.
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