Zonisamide

Test 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

Instructions
Collect blood in plain red-top tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

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
Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

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 FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Sets up 3 days a week.

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.



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.