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URINE TRICYCLICS (UTR)

Department: Toxicology
Test Synonym(s): UTR, Tricyclics screen
Test Components: Conventional Tricyclic Antidepressants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and most other prescribed antidepressants.
CPT Codes: G0434
Methodology: EMIT
Reference Range: No drugs detected
Tube Type: Routine urine container - 15 mL
Specimen: Urine
Pediatric Requirements: 1 mL (screen only), 2 mL (screen and confirmation)
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL (screen only), 2 mL (screen and confirmation)
Temperature: Refrigerated if not delivered to the lab immediately
Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days, frozen at -20 C: 6 months
Reasons for Rejection: QNS
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: All presumptive positive immunoassays are automatically confirmed by an alternate specific technique.

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