Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Imipramine, Serum/Plasma

Test Name: Imipramine, Serum/Plasma
Alternate Name(s): Tofranil
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube or 4 mL Lavender (EDTA) Vacutainer tube


Avoid gel-separator tubes
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum or EDTA plasma 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: Referred out Monday-Thursday
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: 2020-06-22
Critical Value: Toxic:Imipramine + Desipramine : Greater than 1800 nmol/L
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: 
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Send frozen sample ASAP
System Codes: 
Cerner
IMIP
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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