Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Amitriptyline,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Amitriptyline,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Elavil
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 2 x 6 mL Red top Vacutainer or 2 x 4 mL Lavender top EDTA Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 3 mL.

To monitor therapy, draw trough level specimen prior to morning dose or 10 - 12 hours after last drug administration. Separate and freeze as soon as possible. Assay includes Nortriptyline.

Separate and freeze as soon as possible
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Amitriptyline + Nortriptyline: 450-900 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2004-05-12
Revised Date: 2013-01-10
Critical Value: Toxic: Amitriptyline + Nortriptyline: Greater than 1800 nmol/L
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday.

Testing is also possible on urine and Gastric lavage samples.
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Send frozen samples ASAP.
System Codes: 
Cerner
AMIT
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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