Valproic Acid

Method Name



Valproic Acid; Depakene Level; Depakote, Valproic Acid Level

Specimen Required

one SST/gel tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

Centrifuged specimen stable for 72 hours refrigerated.

Special Instructions

Patient should be in a “steady state” concentration. Draw trough sample prior to dose.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

50 – 100 ng/L