Screening test for tricyclic antidepressants including amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, protriptyline, and trimipramine. Results are unconfirmed and are to be used for medical (treatment) purposes only.
- Patient Preparation
- Plain red.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Separator tubes.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year
Levels of tricyclic antidepressants in the therapeutic range may not be detectable.
False-positive results may occur with the following drugs: Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate), Trileptal (oxcarbazepine), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at toxic concentrations, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), Thioridazine, and Thorazine (chlorpromazine).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0090307||Tricyclic Antidepressant Detection||4073-3|
- Tricyclic Antidepressants, Total, detection