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Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code IMIP
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)
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. Order Quest # 887
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range
Therapeutic 150-250 µg/L for the SUM of active drugs.
Toxic ≥ 500 µg/L
Critical value Quest Priority-1: ≥ 600 µg/L
Turn around times Test run Monday-Saturday. Turnaround: 2-5 days.
Additional information Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant drug used to treat depression. Therapeutic drug monitoring is used to optimize dose and avoid toxicity.
CPT coding 80174-90
LOINC code 3690-5
Last Updated 10/28/2013 11:48:39 AM
Entry Number 563
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