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Desipramine

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code DESI
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Collection Instructions Do not use Gold top. If both Desipramine and Imipramine are desired, order Imipramine only.
Container type Red top
Amount to Collect 6 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 3 mL serum
Min. Volume 1.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Collected in Gold top
Processing notes Separate serum promptly. Freeze at -20C.
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range
Therapeutic 50-300 µg/L when given as parent drug
Critical value Quest Priority-1: ≥ 600 µg/L
Synonyms Norpramin; Pertofrane
Turn around times Test performed 4 x per week. Turnaround time 3-5 days.
Additional information If both Desipramine and Imipramine are desired, order Imipramine only.

Potentially toxic: > 500.
LOINC code 3531-1
Last Updated 7/31/2012 4:07:27 PM
Entry Number 298

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