Carbamazepine (Tegretol ®), Serum

Methodology: Homogeneous micro particle agglutination immunoassay

Specimen Requirements: 1 plain, red-top (no additive) tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum) drawn 15 minutes before next dose for a trough specimen. Peak specimens are to be drawn 6-8 hours post dose. Centrifuge red-top 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum) tube is acceptable if analyzed within 24 hours.
Lavender-top tube (EDTA plasma) is also acceptable.

Analytical Time:
1 day

Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday

CPT Information:
80156 –