Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

IMIPRAMINE/DESIPRA-LEVEL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
IMIDES      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 80174.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 21983

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 aliquot of serum (preferred) or plasma; minimum 1.5 mL.
Special notes:
Specimens collected in serum separator tubes are NOT acceptable.
Patient preparation:
Collect just before next dose or at least 12 hours after last dose.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to serum clot. Centrifuge serum or plasma 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Gross hemolysis. Gel barrier/serum separator tube (SST®).

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:
Imipramine, Desipramine
Methodology:
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Synonyms:
Tofranil, Janimine, IMIPRAMINE/DESIPRAMINE LEVEL
Quest test code 887
Clinical significance:
Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressnt drug used to treat depression. Therapeutic drug monitoring is used to optimize dose and to avoid toxicity.

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