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Category Biochemistry
Test background

Vigabatrin has become widely used as an anticonvulsant with particular benefits in controlling partial seizures and those refractory to other therapies.

Clinical Indications

Assessment of patient compliance
Assessment of suspected toxicity

Reference range

See report

Sample & container required Serum (red top) or heparin (green top).
Sample volume 2 mL pre-dose trough or 5 hours post-dose sample
Turnaround time 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.