Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Clomipramine and Metabolite, Serum

Test Name: Clomipramine and Metabolite, Serum
Alternate Name(s): Desmethylclomipramine (metabolite)
Anafranil
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 2 x 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tubes

Plasma from Light Green (Li-Heparin) or Lavender (EDTA) top tubes are NOT acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume required for testing is 3 mL.

Avoid gel-separator tubes.

Collect trough specimen (i.e. collected within 1 hours prior to next dose or at least 12 hours after last dose).

Separate as soon as possible.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: No reference range for Clomipramine OR Desmethylclomipramine alone.

Combined Metabolites

Clomipramine + Desmethylclomipramine
Adult Therapeutic Ranges:


580-1500 nmol/L
Effective Date: 2005-07-01
Revised Date: 2021-04-08
Critical Value: Toxic: >2000 nmol/L
Interpretive Comments: Report Includes:
Clomipramine; Desmethylclomipramine; Clomipramine + Desmethylclomipramine
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: GC/NP Detector
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen Stability:

Ambient: 5 days
Refrigerated: 2 weeks
Frozen: 6 months
System Codes: 
Cerner
CLOM
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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