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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview

Test Description

A valproic acid test is ordered when someone begins valproic acid treatment . Once a stable blood concentration in the therapeutic range has been achieved, the valproic acid level may then be monitored at regular intervals to ensure that it remains within this range. The test may be ordered when a person's condition does not appear to be responding to valproic acid to determine whether the concentration is too low, the medication is ineffective, and/or to determine if someone is complying with therapy (taking the valproic acid regularly). It may also be ordered when someone experiences a troublesome level of side effects or complications like dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, tremors, blurred vision, mood swings, ringing in the ears.

Why Get Tested

  1. This test is ordered if someone begins valproic acid treatment. Once a stable concentration in the given therapeutic range is achieved, the valproic acid level may then be monitored at regolar intervals to ensure that it remains within this range 
  2. When a person is not responding to valproic acid treatment 
  3. It is also frequently ordered if someone experiences side effects of valproic acid like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tremors, blurred vision, mood swings, hair loss 

Precautions

No special preparation required


Test Results

Interpretations

  • The therapeutic range for total valproic acid has been established at 50-125 microgram/ml while the recommended range for the treatment of epilepsy is 50-100 microgram/ml total valproic acid 
  • If the valproic acid result is within the therapeutic range, the person is not having recurrent seizures, mood swings, and is not experiencing serious side effects 
  • People should not increase, decrease or stop taking their medicine without consulting their doctor 

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