Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Amitriptyline

Synonyms
Elavil
Endep
Etrafon
Triavil

CMH Lab Section
Toxicology/TDM

Specimen Requirements
1 ml of blood in a red or green top tube, no gel

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
24 hrs

Special Instructions
Do not use collection tubes with separator gels.

Methodology
High Pressure Liquid Chromatogaphy (HPLC)

Ranges
Therapeutic: 75-250 ng/mL Amitriptyline plus Nortriptyline
Toxic: >500 ng/mL Amitriptyline plus Nortriptyline

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