Purpose
Exclusion Screen
Method(s)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80307
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

4 days (If Positive: 11 days)

Test Includes
1 Amitriptyline Elavil®; Endep® Gas Chromatography (GC) ng/mL 10 Antidepressant
2 Nortriptyline Amitriptyline Metabolite; Aventyl®; Pamelor® Gas Chromatography (GC) ng/mL 10 Antidepressant

Reflex Tests
Test Code Test Name
5446SP Amitriptyline and Metabolite Confirmation, Serum/Plasma
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
5 mL
Minimum Volume
2.4 mL
Special Handling
Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)
1 Amitriptyline Elavil®; Endep® Gas Chromatography (GC) ng/mL 10 Antidepressant
2 Nortriptyline Amitriptyline Metabolite; Aventyl®; Pamelor® Gas Chromatography (GC) ng/mL 10 Antidepressant

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