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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: MIS8
Clinical Information:
Test Indications:  Maprotiline is a tetracyclic antidepressant with similar pharmacological properties to tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Similar to TCAs, maprotiline inhibits neuronal norepinephrine reuptake, possesses some anticholinergic activity.
Patient Preparation Instructions:  Therapeutic ranges should be determined in specimens drawn at trough immediately before next dose. Collect blood within 1 hours prior to next dose or at least 12 hours after last dose.
Collection Devices:
Do not use separator gel.
Specimen Required:

Plasma: 2.0 mL

Serum collected without gel is also acceptable.
Serum: 2.0 mL
Reference Values:
In-Common Laboratories Reference Values
Within 10 Days
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More Information:
Specimens that are obtained from gel tubes are not acceptable and will be rejected, as the gel absorbs the drugs and will lead to falsely decreased concentrations. Separate plasma or serum as soon as possible and no longer than 2 hours from time of collection and freeze.  Send frozen specimens to In-Common Laboratories (Test ID: TRIMI).