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The Purpose of a Carbamazepine Blood Test
Carbamazepine is a generic anticonvulsant medication sold under several different brand names, including Tegretol®, Carbatrol®, and Epitol®. Because it affects electrical activity in the brain, it’s prescribed for conditions including epilepsy (as an anti-seizure medication), bipolar disorder (to treat stages of mania), and trigeminal neuralgia (to ease nerve pain in the face). Side effects include an increased risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), which causes a severe allergic reaction, and low red blood cell count, so it’s important to monitor the level of carbamazepine in the body.
What Does the Carbamazepine Test Measure?
This test will show if your carbamazepine levels are normal or if you need to adjust your dosage of this medication.
Who Should Take a Tegretol Level Test?
A Tegretol lab test is advisable for anyone on this medication. You may also need the test if you start experiencing symptoms such as fever, skin rash/hives/sores, bruising or bleeding, rapid heart rate, or mood shifts, among others.
Tegretol Lab Test Preparation
No special preparation is required before taking the carbamazepine test.
Carbamazepine Lab Test Results
Your levels should range between 4 to 12 micrograms per milliliter (mcg/mL). If your results fall outside that range, your physician may want to readjust your dose or see if there is another medication that may work better for you. We’re here to help you with any guidance on the next steps with telehealth appointments where you can consult with one of our board-certified physicians.
Where Can I Get a Carbamazepine Blood Test Near Me?
Personalabs offers Tegretol blood testing as part of our comprehensive selection of drug tests. In fact, with more than 400 tests in our online store, the healthcare answers you need are right at your fingertips. All you need to do is browse our test collections, then:
Step 1: Buy the test you need and download the appropriate lab order. (A doctor’s approval may not be needed prior to purchase; check the regulations for the state where you live.)
Step 2: Determine where you want to get your blood drawn. We give you access to more than 4,000 Quest Diagnostics or Labcorp facilities across the country, and you can find the one closest to you with our lab locator tool.
Step 3: Visit the lab for your test appointment; be sure to bring the downloaded test order.
Step 4: Receive your results in your confidential Personalabs account, usually within 2 to 10 business days. We can even help you with special requests if you need to get the results by a certain date. Contact us and we will work with the lab where your testing occurred.
Your health is important, and you don’t want to give up control over these crucial decisions. Personalabs tests are a fast, efficient way to get the data you need to make informed choices when it comes to medication, treatment plans, lifestyle modifications, or other wellness decisions. Shop Personalabs for Tegretol level tests today.