What is Phenobarbital?
The Phenobarbital test is performed at regular intervals to monitor the levels of the therapeutic anti-epileptic drug Phenobarbital in blood so that it stays within therapeutic levels and does not fall short or in excess.
Why is Phenobarbital done?
- The Phenobarbital test is performed at regular intervals while the person is being treated for epilepsy
- If epileptic seizures do not respond to treatment or symptoms of Phenobarbital toxicity appear
Preparation for Phenobarbital
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for Phenobarbital
The sample type collected for Phenobarbital is: Blood