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Name
Valproic Acid

Synonyms
Depakote
Depakene
Depakane

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
1 ml of blood in a red or green top tube, no gel

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 1 hrRoutine: 2-4 hrs

Special Instructions
Trough levels are best if drawn at a steady state.

Methodology
Enzymatic Homogeneous Competitive Immunoassay

Ranges
Therapeutic: 50-100 mcg/mL
Toxic: >150 mcg/mL

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