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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Valproate
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum
Volume required
5mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Please complete blue ACD form for this test
Reference Ranges
Reported in milligrams/L.  
Range 0 - 100 mg/L
Storage
Fridge
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Routine monitoring of valproate concentrations is not recommended since it has a complex pharmacokinetic profile.  Toxic effects show no clear relationship to plasma concentration.
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017