ZOLPIDEM(AMBIEN)SERUM

Test Code
AMBIEN-SP

Alias/See Also
ZOLPIDEM

CPT Codes
73789

Preferred Specimen
SERUM

Instructions
NO GEL SEPARATOR TUBES

Transport Container
PLAIN RED

Transport Temperature
REF; 14DAYS

Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
AMBIEN (ZOLPIDEM)ng/mL


Clinical Significance
Zolpidem (brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, Stilnoct, Sublinox, Hypnogen and Zolsana) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia and some brain disorders.[2] It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class[3] that potentiates GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptors at the same location as benzodiazepines.[4] It works quickly, usually within 15 minutes, and has a short half-life of two to three hours.
Zolpidem has not adequately demonstrated effectiveness in maintaining sleep, unless delivered in a controlled-release (CR) form. However, it is effective in initiating sleep.


Performing Laboratory
NATIONAL MED LABS -QUEST WILD CODE



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