Amitriptyline (Elavil, Pamelor)
1 Red Top/1.0 mL serum. Spin and separate from cells within 8 hours.
Do not submit SST
Room Temp 48 hours; Refrigerated 14 days; Frozen 14 days
The tricyclics are used to treat depression. Nortriptyline is an active metabolite of Amitriptyline. Elimination half-life of Amitriptyline is 9- 46 hours and Nortriptyline is 18-93 hours.