Lithium, RBCs Test (2520R)

Lithium, RBCs Test (2520R)

Analysis Code 2520R 
Test Name Lithium, RBCs 
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 2 mL RBCs 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA) 
Special Handling 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 Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined 
*Rejection Criteria 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 80178 
**Minimum Volume 0.7 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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