Imperial Collage Healthcare


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

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

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