Desipramine


Sunquest Code:DES  
Epic Code:LAB682Epic Name:Desipramine Level
Synonyms:Norpramin
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Code:80335
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Collection Instructions:Trough levels are most reproducible.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Process immediately. Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.6 mL min. Store at room temperature up to 3 days. Alternatively refrigerate or freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature up to 3 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:34


Interpretive

Critical Range:500 ng/mL
Reference Range:100-300 ng/mL. Some patients respond well to desipramine concentrations of 150-300 ng/mL.
Use:Therapeutic drug monitoring and assess toxicity.


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