Acetazolamide (Diamox)

Test Code

Alias/See Also
Acetazolamide, Serum/Plasma

Quest Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a no additive (red-top) tube, transferred to a plastic screw-cap vial

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube, transferred to a plastic screw-cap vial

Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic, screw-capped vial.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 15 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Collection in gel separator tube

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday a.m.

Report Available
3 days

Clinical Significance
Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used for the medical treatment of glaucoma, epileptic seizure, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, altitude sickness, cystinuria, periodic paralysis, central sleep apnoea, and dural ectasia.

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
Willow Grove, PA

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.