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Lithium

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code LI
Performed by Parnassus Chemistry
In House Availability Stat: Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

Routine: day shift only, seven days per week
Method ISE
Collection Instructions Time to steady state: 5 days

Collect 30 minutes before next dose or at least 8-12 hours post dose.

Indicate time of draw on requisition.
Container type Gold top (Green top unacceptable)
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerated 14 days, frozen at -20 C 2 months
Units mmol/L
Normal range
Therapeutic 0.5-1.5 mmol/L
Critical value > 2.0 mmol/L
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine same or next day
Additional information Click here for: A Guide on Drug Level Monitoring
LOINC code 14334-7
Last Updated 11/16/2014 7:07:02 PM
Entry Number 625
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