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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofrane, Desmethyltrimipramine, Imipramine)

Test Name

Desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofrane, Desmethyltrimipramine, Imipramine)

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 3mL Serum

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in red top tube. Avoid gel-separator tube. Submit trough specimen (i.e. collected within 1 hour prior to next dose or at least 12 hours after last dose). Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate from cells as soon as possible.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Stability: Sample is stable for 5 days at room temperature, 14 days refrigerated and 6 months frozen

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days (batched)

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Therapeutic: 0.38 - 1.14 µmol/L

Toxic: > 1.80 µmol/L

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Other Information

Last Updated: November 04, 2019