Lithium, Blood Test (2520B)

Lithium, Blood Test (2520B)

Analysis Code 2520B 
Test Name Lithium, Blood 
Test Includes Lithium 
Compound Synonym(s) Eskalith®; Libalith-S®; Lithane®; Lithobid® 
Purpose Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Metal/Element 
Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission
Spectrometry (ICP/OES) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Blood 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA) 
Special Handling Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable.
Submit in container with a non-Lithium and non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Lithium or Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/OES] Tuesday Thursday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80178 
**Minimum Volume 0.4 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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