Lithium

Supply #193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 613

CPT Code(s): 80178

Methodology: Atomic Spectoscopy/ISE

Clinical Significance: Lithium is used to treat manic-depressive disorders and the manic phase of affective disorders, including mania. The therapeutic window is relatively small. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and avoid toxicity.

Alternative Name(s): None

Collection Guide: 

Supply: #193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 2mL

Transport Container: SPUN Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 24 hours

Rejection Criteria: Plasma from litium-based anitcoagulant; Non-EDTA plasma

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