Zonisamide

Test Code
ZON (37852)

Quest Code
37852

CPT Codes
80203

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 45 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gel barrier/Serum Separator Tube (SST®)

Methodology
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Mon, Wed, Fri

Report Available
3 to 4 Day(s)

Reference Range
10.0-40.0 mcg/mL

Clinical Significance
Zonisamide is commonly used as an adjunct together with other conventional anticonvulsants. As multiple drugs are administered, it is important to monitor its level to optimize therapeutic effects, to assure compliance, and to avoid toxicity.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.