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TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANT CONFIRMATION - QUALITATIVE, URINE

Mnemonic

_CM TCA TL

Synonym

TCAD - TCA - Tricyclics - Tricyclic Antidepressants

Includes

Amitriptyline/Nortriptyline, Imipramine/Desipramine, Doxepin/Nordoxepin

Guidelines

We recommend TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANT PANEL, SERUM instead of a urine confirmation.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, random collection in sterile container

Handling

Refrigerate (2-8°C), if unable to deliver to the lab within 3 days.

Preferred Volume

10 mL

Minimum Volume

5 mL

Transport

Ambient (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

If minimum specimen volume is not received, testing will not be performed.

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 3 days, Refrigerated (2-8°C): 10 days, Frozen (<-10°C): 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

Tue - Sat

Reported

72 hours

Method

Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

None Detected

Comments

Approximate Detection Limit: 0.5 µg/mL

CPT Codes

80336

Last Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017 03:11:22 PM


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