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Lithium

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
LI ACHM5
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL
Cause for Rejection:
Hemolysis, any anticoagulant
Storage:
Shipping- Send Refrigerated; Storage-Room Temp: 1 day; Refrigerated:7 days; Frozen: 6 months if specimen is not exposed to light
Availability:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Methodology:
Roche-Colorimetric
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.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference Range:
  • Therapeutic range: 0.5-1.2 mEq/L.
  • Toxic: > 2.0 mEq/L.
  • Critical Limit: >1.5 mEq/L.
  • CPT Code:
    80178