Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Imipramine, Serum

Test Name: Imipramine, Serum
Alternate Name(s): Tofranil
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 2 x 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 3 mL.

To monitor therapy, draw trough specimen prior to morning dose or 10 - 12 h after last drug administration. Separate and freeze as soon as possible. Assay includes Desipramine.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Imipramine + Desipramine: 640-1080 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2005-07-01
Revised Date: 2013-01-10
Critical Value: Toxic:Imipramine + Desipramine : Greater than 1800 nmol/L
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Send frozen sample ASAP
System Codes: 
Cerner
IMIP
 
Referred To: Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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