This test is used to evaluate the serum levels of the drug oxcarbazepine in the serum. This drug is used for the treatment of epilepsy. The active metabolite of the drug is hydroxy-carbamazepine (MHD), which becomes predominant in serum after approximately five hours of ingestion. Oxcarbazepine is usually used in combination with other drugs (phenytoin, primidone etc.) for treating patients between 4-16 years of age. In adjunctive therapy (combination therapy) the serum MHD levels are decreased.
LabEspy recommends Personalabs, Walk-In Lab for this test.