Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Desipramine,Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Desipramine,Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Norpramine
Pertofone
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer or 4 mL Lavender EDTA top 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.

Pediatric:

0-2 yrs: Red 0.5 pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red top
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
7 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 0 - 1140 nmol/L






Effective Date: 2007-03-05
Revised Date: 2013-01-10
Critical Value: Toxic: Greater than 1800 nmol/L
Interpretive Comments: Desipramine is also the metabolite of Imipramine, and is measured routinely when Imipramine is prescribed.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Monday - Thursday
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
DESIP
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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