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4922: Desipramine Print View
Desipramine LC-MS-MS  50 - 300  mcg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 3 (1.5) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 3 (1.5) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma Lithium 3 (1.5) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 3 (1.5) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Therapeutic drug levels are monitored to assist the physician assessing therapeutic response and avoid toxicity.

Collect at steady-state trough concentration. Specimen should be
collected >12 hrs after dose. Do not use gel barrier/Serum Separator
tubes. Oxalate/Fluoride tube is unacceptable.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
80335

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Gel barrier/Serum Separator tubes; Gross hemolysis






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