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Alias Names: Norpramine / Norpramine by HPLC / Pertofrane
Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS)
Edit Date: 11/16/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 80160-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin), 4 mL lavender top tube, or 4 mL grey top tube (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride). Do not use serum or plasma separator tube (SST or PST).
NOTE: Do not order if imipramine has been administered. See Imipramine/Desipramine (80182).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial.
Stability: 5 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 6 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 2 mL plasma or serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL plasma or serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Do not order if Imipramine has been administered.
Rejection Criteria: Use of SST or PST.

Reference Range:
Therapeutic range 100-300 ng/mL
Toxic >500 ng/mL

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