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ZONISAMIDE

Test Code
ZONI
 
Synonyms
Zonegran
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container Type
Red top tube (plain)
Supply Item Number
1372
Specimen Type
Serum
Preferred Volume
1.5 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume
0.8 mL
Patient Prep
Timing of specimen collection: Pre-dose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Specimen Processing
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and Transport
Refrigerated
Stability
Room Temp 1 week  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  
Unacceptable Condition
Whole blood; serum or plasma separator tubes; grossly hemolyzed specimens
Alternate Specimens
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or green (sodium or lithium heparin)
Limitations
If testing is to be delayed by more than 1 week, specimens should be stored frozen for up to 1 month prior to being tested. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing of the specimen.
Reference Laboratory
PAML
CPT Codes
80203
Interface Order Code
80299.Z53
Billing Code
ZONI
Test Schedule
Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time
1-3 days
Method
PETIA
Reference Ranges
TitleRangesUnits
Zonisamide10.0-40.0ug/mL
The proposed therapeutic range for seizure control is 10.0-40.0 ug/mL. Concentrations that exceed 80.0 ug/mL, may contribute to adverse effects.
Pharmacokinetics varies widely, particularly with co-medications and/or compromised renal function.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o80299.Z53Zonisamide
r80299.Z53Zonisamide80299.Z53Zonisamideug/mL029620-2

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