Lithium

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: LI ACHM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 0.6 mL

Cause for rejection: Hemolysis

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Spectrophotometric/Endpoint

Special Instructions: Indicate date, time, and amount of last dose. Collect samples for lithium determination at least 12 hours after the last dose. Separate from cells if analysis is not performed within 4 hours.

OC Power Word: LLITHIUM

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8417

TAT: 1 hour

Additional Info: Therapeutic range: 0.5-1.2 mEq/L

Toxic: > 2.0 mEq/L

Critical Limit: >1.5 mEq/L

CPT Code: 80178

Synonyms: -

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