Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Valproic Acid Order Code : VPAL
Synonyms: Depakote
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
Required Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer) whole blood
Methodology: Particle-Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay (PETINIA)
Standard Run Times: 24 hours/7 days a week
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C. Indicate peak, trough, or random; date & time of last dose; dosage (incl. units of measure); administration route. Keep tubes capped.
CPT Codes: 80164
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB24
SHC EPIC Code: LABVPAL
Department: Chemistry