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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Lithium (LI)
Code  LI Level, Lithium Level
CPT Code  80178
Last Modified  10/24/2019 10:39:00 AM
Test Name  Lithium Lvl, Li Level
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Dark Green, Gold, Red, EDTA
Collection Volume  4.0 Dk Green Sodium Heparin or Red,3.5 Gold, 2.0 EDTA Purple
Storage  Ambient - 1 Day, 2-8C - 7 Days, -20C - 6 Months
Routine TAT  4 Hrs
STAT TAT  50 minutes
Days Test Performed  Sunday - Saturday
Performed by BHS  BMC,NCBH
See Availability  
Reference Lab  N/A
Reference Lab Code  
Clinical Use  
Reference Range  0.60 - 1.20 mmol/L
Critical Value  > 2.0 mmol/L
Reference Range  
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Plasma, Serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.5 (0.2) mL
Special Handling  STAT samples must be transported to the laboratory immediately. If sample is collected in a gelled tube, sample cannot be used for any TDM / Drug assays if not separated from the gel within 24 hours of collection.
Lab Notes  Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection
Methodology  Colorimetric/Photometric/Linear
Limitations  Specimen Rejection: gross hemolysis, or Lithium Heparin collection tube

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