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Ethosuximide

Category Biochemistry
Test background

Both ethosuximide and sodium valproate are considered the drugs of choice with regard the control of simple absence seizures or petit mal seizures in epilepsy. Can usually be monitored clinically.

Clinicial Indications

Assessment of patient compliance
Assessment of suspected toxicity

Reference range

See report

Sample & container required SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)
Sample volume 0.5 mL pre-dose trough sample
Turnaround time Up to 6 weeks
Notes

Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.