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Carbamazepine

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Also known as: [often referred to by brand name (see MedlinePlus Drug Information)]
Formal name: Total Carbamazepine

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine the concentration of carbamazepine in the blood to establish an appropriate dose and maintain a therapeutic level

When to Get Tested?

At regular intervals to monitor the drug's level; when indicated to detect low or excessive (potentially toxic) concentrations

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None