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613: Lithium Print View
Lithium S  0.6 - 1.2  mmol/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 2 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)  
  Serum Separator Tube 2 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)  

Lithium is used to treat manic-depressive disorders and the manic phase of affective disorders, including mania. The therapeutic window is relatively small. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and avoid toxicity.

Collect just prior to next dose
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
80178

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Lithium anticoagulant Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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