Test directory: Amitriptyline & Nortriptyline

Ordering Code702
Test NameAmitriptyline & Nortriptyline
AliasElavil
Endep
Tryptanol
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
No gel barrier tubes.
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsDraw full tube
Do Not use SST
Do Not use PST
Optimum time to collect sample is 10-14 hours post oral dose.
Handling InstructionsSeparate serum from cells as soon as possible after clotting.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: Not Stable
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
AmitriptylineALLSee report.
NortriptylineALLSee report.
TotalALLSee report.