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329: Carbamazepine, Total Print View
Carbamazepine, Total IA  4 - 12  mg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 51 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Lithium Heparin   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.2) mL   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.2) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)  

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant which is structurally related to the tricyclic antidepressants and is useful in treating patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Carbamazepine levels are monitored to assure adequate therapeutic levels are achieved and to avoid toxicity.

Patient Preparation:
Collect as trough just prior to next dose.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
80156

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Serum separator tube Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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