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Test Code DESPR Desipramine, Serum

Important Note

Use Sunquest code DISOPS to order

Additional Codes

Also known as NORPACE level

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Required


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top (Serum gel/SST are not acceptable)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect specimen immediately before next scheduled dose (minimum 12 hours after last dose).

2. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial. Serum must be separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Frozen  28 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration: 100-300 ng/mL

 

Note: Therapeutic ranges are for specimens collected at trough (ie, immediately before next scheduled dose).

Levels may be elevated in non-trough specimens.

Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Report Available

3 to 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

80335

G0480 (if appropriate)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.