Imperial Collage Healthcare

Vigabatrin


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


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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