Lithium

Alphabetical Test listing

Lithium-169

  
Lithium
  
169
  
80178.0
  
LTH
  
Li
Lithobid
  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  

Preferred draw time is 8 - 12 hours after the last dose

  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
EDTA plasma
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  

Spin and separate

  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 24 hours

Frozen - 6 months

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
    • Li Heparin plasma is not acceptable
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Colorimetric

  

0.5 - 1.5 mmol/L

  

> 1.5 mmol/L

  
80178
  
11/30/2001
  
02/12/2020
  
02/10/2020