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)
|0.5 mL pre-dose trough sample
|Up to 6 weeks
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.