U.S. Bio-Chem Medical Services

Valproic Acid
Fasting Required: No Specimen: Blood Results: 2-3 Business Days Description: This test is ordered to determine whether the drug concentration is within the therapeutic range. Valproic acid is a drug that is used primarily to treat certain seizure disorders (also called epilepsy), but is also prescribed to treat bipolar disease and to prevent migraine headaches. Methodology: Immunoassay (IA) Reference Range(s): 50.0-100.0 mg/L Clinical Significance: Valproic acid is used as therapy in the treatment of seizures. Valproic acid levels are monitored to assure adequate therapeutic levels are achieved and to avoid toxicity. Alternative Name(s): Dipropylacetic Acid,Depakene®,Divalproex