Antidepressant Drug Screen

Abbrev Code:ADDS   
Order Code:LAB3264Order Name:Antidepressant Drug Screen
Synonyms:TCA Screen; Tricyclic Screen
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandam mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 80333 x1, 80337 x1, 80369 x1
Test Includes:Amitriptyline, clomipramine and desmethylclomipramine, cyclobenzaprine, desipramine, doxepin and desmethyldoxepine, fluoxetine and norfluoxetine, imipramine, maprotiline, nortriptyline, paroxetine, protriptyline, sertraline and desmethysertraline, trimipramine
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or urine
Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Serum separator tubes (SST)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL, 0.6 mL minimum serum, plasma or urine. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Up to 3 days at room temperature; for longer storage refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:80300


Reference Range:By report.

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