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can a docter know whether a person is taking sodium valpourate

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can a docter know whether a person is taking sodium valpourate or not by doing a blood test , is it possible to check for levels in the blood ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. And we can continue after this if you need. Yes, by taking a blood sample a doctor can test for the level of valproic acid in the blood. This is routinely done to see if a given patient has what's called a "therapeutic level" in the blood--to see if the dosage needs to be adjusted
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