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Carbamazepine

Category Biochemistry
Test background

Carbamezepine is indicated for the treatment of partial and secondary generalised tonic-clonic seizures, primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures; trigeminal neuralgia and prophylaxis of bipolar disorder unresponsive to lithium.

Clinicial Indications

Therapeutic drug monitoring
Suspected toxicity (particularly in fitting patients)

Reference range

4-12 mg/L

Sample & container required SST (gold top) or serum (red top)
Sample volume 0.5 mL pre-dose trough sample
Turnaround time 2 days