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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • ZONISAMIDE(ZONEGRAN), SERUM

Test Code

  • 5243

Test Synonym

  • Zonisamide

Minimum Volume

  • 1.2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum Or Plasma

Primary Container

  • Plain Red Top Tube, Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Transfer Tube- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated

TAT

  • 6 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 1.2 mL SERUM OR PLASMA

Specimen Retention

  • Serum must be separated from cells within 45 minutes of collection and transferred to a plastic transport tube. Plasma must be separated from whole blood immediately and transferred to a plastic transport tube for shipment to the laboratory. Trough: Immediately prior to next dose. Steady-state levels are reached within 5-15 days in patients on zonisamide monotherapy.