Amitriptyline / nortriptyline
Nortriptyline is the N-methylated metabolite of amitriptyline. Both are tricyclic antidepressants with mild tranquilising action. They inhibit catecholamine reuptake. Clinical indication for requesting: investigation of toxicity.
|Tube||04 (EP) - EDTA Plasma|
|Additional Information||Amitriptyline half-life 10 -28 hrs. Nortriptyline half-life 18-60 hrs.|
|Turn Around||Turnaround time stated by Cardiff: 7 days|
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Cardiff toxicology lab)
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: email@example.com.|
|Advice||Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.|
|Collection Con||Instructions to lab: Centrifuge sample, separate and freeze plasma.
Minimum volume: 1mL plasma.
|Ref. Range Notes||Amitryptiline + Nortryptiline 80 – 200 ug/L|
|Telepath||LNATR / JNATR|
|ICE Codes||LNATR / JNATR|