LITHIUM

Mnemonic

LITH

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST) or green (sodium heparin) top tube

Handling

Do not use lithium heparin. Micro green tubes contain lithium heparin and cannot be used.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Rejection Criteria

Collection tubes containing lithium heparin

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Ion Specific Membrane

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Therapeutic Range

0.6-1.2 mmol/L

Toxic Levels

2.0 mmol/L

CPT Codes

80178

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:05:23 PM