Valproic acid

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Also known as: Sodium valproate; Free Valproic Acid [Often referred to by brand name (see MedlinePlus Drug Information)]
Formal name: Valproic acid

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To measure the amount of valproic acid in the blood and to maintain an effective level

When to Get Tested?

To detect low or excessive (potentially toxic) levels

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?