VALPROIC ACID (DEPAKANE, DEPAKOTE)
1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.
Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year
Valproic Acid (also known as Depakene or Depakote) is an anticonvulsant or anti-seizure medication chemically related to most other anti-convulsants. Monitoring valproic acid concentrations in serum helps to individualize drug therapy for safe and effective control of absence seizures, other generalized seizures, and partial seizures.