Carbamazepine, Total
0090260
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
TEG
Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Ensure complete clot formation has taken place prior to centrifugation. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes or potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride tubes. EDTA plasma.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Therapeutic range: 4.0-12.0 µg/mL
Toxic: greater than 20.0 µg/mL  
Interpretive Data
Patients on multiple drugs may experience toxicity at levels within the therapeutic range.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
80156
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090260Carbamazepine3432-2
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Aliases
  • Tegretol(R)
  • Tegretol, total serum concentration
  • Total Carbamazepine