Therapeutic drug monitoring
About the parameter
The Eurolyser phenobarbital test aids in monitoring the phenobarbital levels in animals. Phenobarbital is administered to control seizures and epilepsy, as well as to relieve cramps. Depending on the dosage, the drug has been observed to have either a sedative or a hypnotic effect. In cats, phenobarbital is the first choice for antiepileptic treatment. In dogs, it may be administered together with potassium bromide, depending on the individual reaction of the patient to the treatment.
Blood phenobarbital concentration should be checked approximately 12 to 14 days after administration. It is recommended that the blood sample be drawn approximately two hours prior to the next scheduled dose of the drug.
Use 20 µl serum or lithium heparin plasma.
Method / Measurement range
Homogeneous, immunoturbidimetric test.
Measurement range: 5 – 80 µg/ml
The test takes approximately 8 minutes.
More details can be found in the package insert
Please note: All package inserts provided on this website are intended for information purposes only! Always process all tests, controls and calibrators strictly according to the package insert provided with the kit.
Find the evaluation study for the Eurolyser Phenobarbital assay here: Eurolyser Phenobarbital test evaluation
VT 0211 Phenobarbital VET test kit (containing 6 Tests)
VT 2100 Phenobarbital VET control kit (decision level)