|Description||Nortriptyline is the N-methylated metabolite of amitriptyline. Both are tricyclic antidepressants with mild tranquilising action. They inhibit catecholamine reuptake.|
|Indication||Investigation into toxicity
|Interpretation||Amitriptyline half-life 10-28 hr. Nortriptyline half-life 18-60 hr.|
|Tube||Serum (No Gel)|
|Collection Conditions||Avoid gel-separator collection tubes. Take sample just prior to next dose.
|Freq.||Referred to external laboratory|
|Ref. Range (Male)||5 - 150 |
|Ref. Range (Female)||5 -150|
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||30-150|
|IP Acute TAT||1 week|
|IP Routine TAT||1 week|
|GP Acute TAT||1 week|
|GP Routine TAT||1 week|
|Turnround Comment||Robert Haddon:HutchingsAD@cardiff.ac.uk|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By on 17/10/2017.