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Test Code ACETOHEX Acetazolamide (Diamox®)

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet Detection(HPLC-UV)

Reference Values

6.0 - 15.0 µg/mL

Report Limit: 0.5 µg/mL

Expected concentration range in patients on anticonvulsant

doses of acetazolamide: 6.0 - 15.0 µg/mL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80375

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Red top tube or Green (Heparin) tube

Specimen:1 mL serum or plasma (0.2 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Stability:  <3 days  Room temperature.

For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen

 

Note: Trough levels are most reproducible

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

TAT 7 days