Specimen Requirements

Title

AMITRIPTYLINE (ELAVIL, PAMELOR)

Specimen Requirement

1 Red Top/1.0 mL serum. Spin and separate from cells within 8 hours.

Do not submit SST

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 48 hours; Refrigerated 14 days; Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

1-3 days Performed Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

The tricyclics are used to treat depression. Nortriptyline is an active metabolite of Amitriptyline. Elimination half-life of Amitriptyline is 9- 46 hours and Nortriptyline is 18-93 hours.

Test Code

AMIW