Oxcarbazepine OR Eslicarbazepine Metabolite (MHD) OXC

Method(s) Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 6 mL plain red top tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes.

Transport 1 mL serum or plasma at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Remarks Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 6 weeks; Refrigerated: 6 weeks; Frozen: 3 months (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unacceptable Conditions

Whole blood, gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) top tubes.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010050
CPTCode 80183
Notes Patient Prep: Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - at steady state concentration.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Therapeutic Range: 3-35 microgram/mL
Toxic: Greater than 40 microgram/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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