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Phenobarbital test

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.


Sample material

Use 20 µl li-hep plasma or serum.

Method / Measurement range

Homogeneous, immunoturbidimetric test.

Measurement range: 5 – 80 µg/ml

Test duration

The test takes approximately 8 minutes.

Package insert

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.

Appropriate instruments

Eurolyser CUBE-VET

Eurolyser solo



Test evaluation

Find the evaluation study for the Eurolyser Phenobarbital assay here: Eurolyser Phenobarbital test evaluation

Additional information

Article numbers

VT 0211      Phenobarbital VET test kit (containing 6 Tests)
VT 2100      Phenobarbital VET control kit (decision level)

Eurolyser News

18. August 2020

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17. August 2020

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5. December 2019

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