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LITHIUM BLOOD (LIT)

Department: Toxicology
Test Synonym(s): LIT
CPT Codes: 80178
Methodology: ISE
Reference Range: 0-150 yrs: Therapeutic range: 0.6-1.2 mEq/L
Tube Type: Red top SST (Clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Temperature: Refrigerated (2-8C) if not delivered to the lab immediately
Stability: Refrigerated: 2 days, frozen at -20 C for longer storage
Reasons for Rejection: Improper collection, Light green top tube (Lithium Heparin)
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: Draw immediately before next dose. Refrigerate if not delivered immediately.

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