R U H Bath, return to home page

Pathology Departments Requesting & Reporting Blood Test Information Phlebotomy Guide Contact us
Blood Sciences

Blood Test Information

minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

  back to assay index

Test Code: CAR

Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Usual sample time: Trough, immediately prior to next dose. It is advised that for comparative measurements the sample time is consistent.

Minimum retesting interval:
Test should not be repeated within 1 day

Reference range
4 - 12


Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Therapeutic drug monitoring and suspected toxicity. Drug interferences: Nortriptyline, Amitriptyline, Imipramine, Phenothiazine, Phenytoin and Valproic Acid cross react with the assay, which could cause over estimation of carbamazapine concentration in pateints taking these drugs


back to top