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Lithium

Order Name LITHIUM
Test Number: 4003050
Revision Date 05/28/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Lithium
Spectrophotometry 14334-7 
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5) Serum Clot Activator SST Refrigerated
Instructions Draw specimen 8-12 hours after last dose.
Specimen stability: Ambient 1 day, Refrigerated 7 days, Frozen 6 months
GENERAL INFORMATION
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
Clinical Use Useful for monitoring therapy of patients with bipolar disorders, including recurrent episodes of mania and depression. Evaluate toxicity. 
CPT Code(s) 80178
Lab Section Chemistry