Pathology Handbook

Zonisamide

Clinical Indications

Zonisamide is an anti-epileptic drug used for adjuvant treatment of partial seizures in adults. 
Measurement is useful when used in combination with enzyme inducing drugs, to confirm toxic levels and check compliance.

Request Form 

Manual

Availability

To be requested by Consultant Neurologists only

Specific Criteria

None

Turnaround Time

Weekly

Patient preparation

Samples should be collected immediately before he next does is due - i.e. trough

Specimen

Red top tube

Volume

2 ml.

Container

Vacutainer red top

Collection

Sample should be transported to laboratory as soon as possible.

Causes for Rejection

Sample collected at the wrong time

Unlabelled or inadequately labelled sample.

Reference Range

Therapeutic range: 50-190 ┬Ámol/L