Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

AMITRIPTYLINE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1727         Geisinger Epic ID: 21985

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
3 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 1.5 mL.
Special notes:
Collect as a trough or at least 12 hours after last dose. Do not use gel barrier tubes.
Patient preparation:
Collect as a trough or at least 12 hours after last dose.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport refrigerated (cold packs). 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred).
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Gross hemolysis. Specimen collected in gel barrier tube.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
80335
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline and Total.
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Elavil
AMTRIP, Quest test code 423
Clinical significance:
Amitriptyline - The tricyclics are used to treat depression. Nortriptyline is an active metabolite of Amitriptyline. Therapeutic drug levels are monitored to assist the physician assessing therapeutic response and to avoid toxicity.

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