Clomipramine, Serum

Additional Info:
Includes Clomipramine and N-Desmethyl Clomipramine

Useful For:
Clomipramine and its active metabolite, norclomipramine are antidepressant drugs. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and avoid toxicity. The therapeutic range for its use in treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorders has not been defined.

Methodology: Liquid Chromatography, Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Specimen Requirements: 1 plain, red-top tube (minimum: 1.5 mL of serum) collected 10-14 hours post oral dose. Centrifuge red-top 30 minutes after draw. Separate cells as soon as possible after clotting. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

SST tube is not acceptable.
Hemolyzed and lipemic specimens are not acceptable.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
80335 –

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