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Vigabatrin has become widely used as an anticonvulsant with particular benefits in controlling partial seizures and those refractory to other therapies.
Assessment of patient compliance
Assessment of suspected toxicity
Sample & container required
Serum (red top) or heparin (green top).
2 mL pre-dose trough or 5 hours post-dose sample
Up to 6 weeks
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.
There are a few side effects reported with vigabatrin (drowsiness, dizziness and ataxia), which seem to be more related to dose than to plasma concentration.