CARBAMAZEPINE BLOOD (CBM)
: Tegretol, CBM
: Enzyme Immunoassay
: 0-150 yrs: Therapeutic range: 4 - 12 mcg/mL
: Plain red top (No gel)
: Serum or plasma
: Sodium Heparin, potassium EDTA, sodium citrate, sodium fluoride/ potassium oxalate, Red top (no gel)
: 1 dark green microtainer
: 5 mL blood
: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
: Refrigerated if not delivered immediately
Reasons for Rejection: Hemolysis, Lipemia, icteric specimens, Human serum albumin, and IgG; improper collection; QNS
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, Routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: Draw immediately before next dose - refrigerate if not delivered immediately.
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