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Test Code Protriptyl Protriptylin Level

Clinical System Name

Protriptylin Level

Synonyms

Vivactyl

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red/Dark Green Sodium Heparin 

Preferred Vol: 5 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

 

Note: Do not use gold tops or other gel separator tubes.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator send-outs rack

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood. Transfer serum or plasma to plastic aliquot container. Send refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma Room temp 3 d
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen 180 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories

Department

Department:

Medtox Laboratories

402 West County Road D
St Paul, MN 55112
 

Phone Number: (800) 832-3244

 

 

Reference Range

 

  nG/mL
Range 50-170
Critical Value 500
Reporting Limit 10

 

Methodology

Method: LC/MS/MS

Analytical Volume: 0.12 mL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82542

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Protriptyline

Reference Test Number: 110
Instructions: Send out Mon - Thurs overnight via FedEx using a Medtox requisition. Medtox accepts Saturday deliveries.