Imperial Collage Healthcare

Vigabatrin


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


Notes
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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