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Test ID: CARTF    
Carbamazepine Profile, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Carbamazepine, Total:

CARTA: The ONLINE TDM Carbamazepine Gen.4 assay is a homogeneous microparticle agglutination immunoassay. It is a 2-reagent system used for the detection of carbamazepine in serum. Kinetic interaction of microparticles (KIMS) will be measured using automated analyzers. In this technology biotinylated drug hapten attached to streptavidin coated latex beads serves as the binding partner to anticarbamazepine antibody. A competitive reaction to a limited amount of specific anticarbamazepine antibody takes place between the latex bound hapten and free carbamazepine in the serum sample. A decrease in the apparent signal is proportional to the amount of drug present in the sample.(Package insert: Roche Carbamazepine reagent, Roche Diagnostic Corp, Indianapolis, IN)

 

Carbamazepine, Free:

Free carbamazepine is isolated from serum by ultrafiltration.

CARTA: The ONLINE TDM Carbamazepine Gen.4 assay is a homogeneous microparticle agglutination immunoassay. It is a 2-reagent system used for the detection of carbamazepine in serum. Kinetic interaction of microparticles (KIMS) will be measured using automated analyzers. In this technology biotinylated drug hapten attached to streptavidin coated latex beads serves as the binding partner to anti-carbamazepine antibody. A competitive reaction to a limited amount of specific anti-carbamazepine antibody takes place between the latex bound hapten and free carbamazepine in the serum sample. A decrease in the apparent signal is proportional to the amount of drug present in the sample.(Package insert: Roche Carbamazepine reagent, Roche Diagnostic Corp, Indianapolis, IN)

 

Carbamazepine-10,11-Epoxide:

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).(Chelberg RD, Gunawan S, Treiman DM: Simultaneous high-performance liquid chromatography determination of carbamazepine and its principal metabolites in human plasma and urine. Ther Drug Monit 1988;10:188-193)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

CARTA, CARF: Monday through Sunday; Continuously

1011E: Tuesday; 11 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

CARTA: 1 day; CARF: 1 day; 1011E: 7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

CARTA: 1 week; CARF: 1 week; 1011E: 2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester