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Test Background
Phenobarbitone is a general central nervous system suppressant that has proven effective in the control of generalised and partial seizures. It is frequently co-administered with phenytoin for control of complex seizure disorders, and with valproic acid for complex partial seizures.

Clinical Indications
Therapeutic drug monitoring Assessing compliance or toxicity (symptoms of overdosage include: ataxia, nystagmus, fatigue or attention loss, progressing to respiratory arrest when pulmonary support is not supplied manually)

Reference Range
10-40 mg/L

Sample Required
SST (gold top)

Sample Volume
0.5 mL

Turnaround Time
1 day

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