Test directory: Desipramine

Ordering Code698
Test NameDesipramine
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
Do Not use PST
Optimum time to collect sample is 10-14 hours post oral dose.
Handling InstructionsSeparate serum promptly
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
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 7 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
DesipramineALLSee report.