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Valproate

Source Blood
Mnemonic VALP
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Collect specimen 0-60 minutes prior to next dose.
Specimen Handling
Additional Information Record time of last dose on requisition.

For additional information, see Half-life and Time to Steady State.
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC, FMC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Depakane, Epival, Valproic Acid
Reference Interval

Therapeutic range: 350 - 700 umol/L

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