Imperial Collage Healthcare


Lab Code : CHEMRF

Test Background
Vigabatrin has become widely used as an anticonvulsant with particular benefits in controlling partial seizures and those refractory to other therapies.

Clinical Indications
Assessment of patient compliance Assessment of suspected toxicity

Reference Range
See report

Sample Required
Serum (red top) or heparin (green top).

Sample Volume
2 mL pre-dose trough or 5 hours post-dose sample

Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks

Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. There are a few side effects reported with vigabatrin (drowsiness, dizziness and ataxia), which seem to be more related to dose than to plasma concentration.

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