LITHIUM BLOOD (LIT)
: 0-150 yrs: Therapeutic range: 0.6-1.2 mEq/L
: Red top SST (Clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
: 5 mL
: 1 mL
: Refrigerated (2-8°C) if not delivered to the lab immediately
: Refrigerated: 2 days, frozen at -20 C for longer storage
Reasons for Rejection
: Improper collection, Light green top tube (Lithium Heparin)
: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
: Draw immediately before next dose. Refrigerate if not delivered immediately.
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