Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Lithium Level
Soft Order Code
LITH

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Lithobid
Lithonate
Lithotab
LITH
LITHIUM
LITHIUM LEVEL

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Colorimetric

Test Usage

Monitor patient compliance; monitor therapeutic drug levels.

Reference Range

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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Samples are most commonly drawn 12 hours after the last dose.

Collection Offsite

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.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
80178
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
14334-7

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.