Test directory: Lithium

Ordering Code198
Test NameLithium
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge to separate and aliquot specimen within 4 hours of collection.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Day
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 6 Months
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed, Specimen older than stability limits, Lithium heparin plasma received
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
LithiumALL0.5-1.2>= 1.60.5-1.2>= 1.6mEq/L