|Method(s)||Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry|
One 6 mL plain red top tube. Also acceptable: lavender or pink top tubes.
|Transport||1 mL serum or plasma at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.5 mL) Separate serum/plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.|
|Remarks||Do not order if Imipramine has been administered.|
|Stability||Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months|
Whole blood, separate tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD Solution) top tubes.
|Schedule||Mon, Wed, Fri|
|CPTCode||80335 (Alt Ccode: G0480)|
|Notes||Additional required information: 1. DOSE - List drug amount and include the units of measure; 2. ROUTE - List the route of administration (IV, oral, etc); 3. DOSE FREQUENCY - Indicate how often the dose is administered (per day, per week, as needed, etc.); 4. TYPE OF DRAW - Indicate the type of blood draw (peak, trough, random, etc.)|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Therapeutic Range: 100-300 ng/mL
Toxic: Greater than 500 ng/mL