Imperial Collage Healthcare

Ethosuximide


Test Background
Both ethosuximide and sodium valproate are considered the drugs of choice with regard the control of simple absence seizures or petit mal seizures in epilepsy. Can usually be monitored clinically.


Clinical Indications

  • Assessment of patient compliance
  • Assessment of suspected toxicity


Reference Range

See report


Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)


Sample Volume
0.5 mL pre-dose trough sample


Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.

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