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DESIPRAMINE

Test Code
DESIP
 
This test is a lab developed test. For further information, see the Compliance Remarks section below.
Synonyms
Norpramin; Pertofrane
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container Type
Red top tube (plain)
Supply Item Number
1372
Specimen Type
Serum
Preferred Volume
0.5 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume
0.2 mL
Collection Procedure
Optimal time to collect sample: Draw 10-14 hours post-dose. If a divided dose is given, draw before morning dose.
Specimen Processing
Blood samples should be collected by venipuncture in a plain red top and serum samples must be allowed to clot naturally at room temperature. Separate serum from cells within 4 hours and place in separate polypropylene (not polystyrene) tube.
Store and Transport
Refrigerated
Required Patient Info
Time of dose and time drawn.
Stability
Room Temp 5 days  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  Frozen (-70 °C) 1 year  
Unacceptable Condition
DO NOT use gel separator tubes (Corvac®, SST or equivalent) for the collection of blood samples for this test.
Limitations
SST and other gel-type tubes are not recommended because they may artifactually and randomly lower results.
Reference Laboratory
PAML
Reference Lab Test Code
LCA code 911147
CPT Codes
80335, (HCPCS G0480)
Interface Order Code
80160
Billing Code
DES
Test Schedule
Mon, Wed, Fri
Turnaround Time
1-3 days
Method
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
DesipramineTherapeutic150-250ng/mL
Toxic> 250
Compliance Remarks
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by PAML. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test. However, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. PAML is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o80160Desipramine
r80160Desipramine80160Desipramineng/mL03531-1

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