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valproic acid

Name valproic acid
Categories antiepileptic
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
Collection instructions Take the sample at most 1-4 h after last dose and at least before the next dose
Procedure remarks Half-life period: 10-20 h,
The half-life period depends on age, height and weight.
Methodology CLIA (chemiluminescence immunoassay)
Reference ranges 50-100 mg/l,
toxic starting at 100 mg/l
Diagnostic recommendation thrombocytopenic at higher dosage,
dose adjustment required depending on efficacy and tolerance