Specimen Requirements

Title

NORTRIPTYLINE (PAMELOR)

Specimen Requirement

1-Plain Red Top/1.0 mL serum. Spin and separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send refrigerated.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature Unacceptable, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-3 DAYS PERFORMED MON-FRI

Clinical Use

Nortriptyline is a breakdown by-product of Amitriptyline.

Test Code

NORTR