Acetazolamide


Sunquest Code:AZOL  
Epic Code:LAB3002Epic Name:Acetazolamide Level
Synonyms:Diamox
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection
CPT Code:80299
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.7 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are the most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1 mL, 0.24 mL minimum. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:359


Interpretive

Reference Range:Expected range in patients on anticonvulsant doses of acetazolamide: 6.0-15.0 ug/mL.


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