Lithium, RBCs Test (2520R)
||Eskalith®; Libalith-S®; Lithane®; Lithobid®
||Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved.
||Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission
||2 mL RBCs
||Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)
||Submit in container with a non-Lithium based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Lithium based anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed screw capped vial within two hours of collection.
|Light Protection Required
||Room Temperature: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined
||Received Room Temperature. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin).
|Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT
||[ICP/OES] Monday Wednesday Friday / 7 days
|Suggested CPT Code
|Test Summary Sheet
*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.