Tricyclic antidepressant sample stability and the vacutainer effect

M. Zetin, H. R. Rubin, R. Rydzewski

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Abstract

The authors studied the effects of different sample handling techniques on 17 tricyclic plasma samples. They found that the samples were stable at room temperature for up to 3 days when kept in a glass tube sealed with Parafilm, but the samples were not stable when stored in a Vacutainer tube with the stopper in contact with the plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1247-1248
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume138
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Zetin, M., Rubin, H. R., & Rydzewski, R. (1981). Tricyclic antidepressant sample stability and the vacutainer effect. American Journal of Psychiatry, 138(9), 1247-1248.