Imperial Collage Healthcare


Test Background
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and is indicated in the management of depressive illness and treating nocturnal enuresis in children. Side-effects include: arrhythmias and heart block, anxiety, dizziness, agitation, confusion, sleep disturbances, irritability and paraesthesia.

Clinical Indications
Assessment of patient compliance Assessment of suspected toxicity

Reference Range
See report

Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)

Sample Volume
1 mL pre-dose trough sample

Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks

Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.

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