Valproic Acid (Depakote)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Description: This test is ordered to determine whether the drug concentration is within the therapeutic range. Valproic acid is a drug that is used primarily to treat certain seizure disorders (also called epilepsy), but is also prescribed to treat bipolar disease and to prevent migraine headaches.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Alternative Name(s): Dipropylacetic Acid, Depakene®, Divalproex, Depakote®

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.