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.
Assessment of patient compliance
|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|
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.