Monitor patient compliance; monitor therapeutic drug levels.
0.5 - 1.2 meq/L; critical value: >1.5 meq/L
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
- LITHIUM LEVEL
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial as soon as possible, and refrigerate. Samples are most commonly drawn 12 hours after the last dose.