Oxcarbazepine / Hydroxycarbazepine
Information from ctlabs.co.uk: Oxcarbazepine is a derivative of carbamazepine with similar actions. It is used as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures with or without secondarily generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Oxcarbazepine is used in the treatment of epilepsy and may be a useful alternative in patients unable to tolerate carbamazepine. Oxcarbazepine is rapidy metabolised to hydroxycarbazepine and it is this metabolite that is routinely monitored.
|04 (EP) - EDTA Plasma
|Turnaround time stated by Cardiff toxicology lab: 7 days
|Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Cardiff toxicology lab)
|For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.
|Instructions to lab: centrifuge sample, separate and freeze plasma.
Minimum volume: 1 mL plasma.
|Ref. Range Notes
|No telepath code. Book in as PROB1L (comment NRSOT) + SA1R