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Imipramine & Desipramine, Blood Level

Mnemonic:    [IMIPRAMINE]
Name:    Imipramine & Desipramine, Blood Level
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red top tube. Do NOT use gel barrier tubes. EDTA plasma is also acceptable

Separate serum or plasma within 2 hours of collection. Place the sample in a labeled transport tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0090157
  Method:    Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Note:    Report includes individual values for imipramine, desipramine and total.
Processing Info:    Samples in gel tubes may be accepted IF it was kept at room temperature AND separated from the gel within 2 hours of collection.

Samples in a refrigerated gel tube are only acceptable if separated within 30 minutes of collection.