Imipramine and Desipramine, Serum or Plasma

Abbrev Code:IMIPRM   
Order Code:LAB1225Order Name:Imipramine and Desipramine Level
Methodology:Quantitative liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80335 x2, 80335 x2
Test Includes:Imipramine, Desipramine (metabolite)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Sun-Sat; testing is performed on Mon, Wed and Fri. Results are reported within 1-5 days. 

ARUP Laboratory Developed Test (LDT): For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Timing of specimen collection: Predose (trough) draw - At steady state concentration.
Causes for Rejection:Whole blood. Collected in gel, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution) tubes.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 5 days at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:0090157


Critical Range:Toxic level: >500 ng/mL
Toxic concentrations may cause anticholinergic effects, drowsiness, and cardiac abnormalities.
Therapeutic Range:Total (sum of imipraine and desipramine): 150-300 ng/mL
Report includes individual values for imipramine, desipramine, and total.
Use:Optimize drug therapy and monitor patient adherence.

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