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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Trimipramine (Surmontil)

Test Name

Trimipramine (Surmontil)

Red Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top Tube

Minimum Volume = 3 mL serum

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly. Avoid gel-separator tubes and separate as soon as possible. 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.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable, grossly hemolyzed, or lipemic, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 5 days, refrigerated for 2 weeks and frozen for 6 months.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

5 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< Therapeutic: 0.17 - 1.00 µmol/L

Toxic: > 1.70 µmol/L

Test Code

TRM

Methodology

LCMS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: November 07, 2019