Test directory: Imipramine and Desipramine

Ordering Code223
Test NameImipramine and Desipramine
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
No gel barrier tubes.
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender),
Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green),
Plasma in Sodium Heparin (Green)
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsDo Not use SST or PST
Optimum time to collect sample is 10-14 hours post oral dose.
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge & aliquot specimen immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 5 Days
Frozen: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaGel barrier tube, Grossly hemolyzed, Serum separator tube
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyLiquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
ImpramineALLSee report.
DesipramineALLSee report.
TotalALLSee report.