The lab analyst performs the technical lab test to quantify the level of the –10,11–epoxide metabolite of carbamazepine in the patient specimen, such as serum. Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant medication clinicians use for the treatment of epilepsy and some other neurologic and psychiatric disorders. The level of carbamazepine –10,11–epoxide in the patient specimen can be used to monitor possible toxicity of the medication.
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