Test Code: 613
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
Supply: T01 - 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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