Lithium, Serum/Plasma Test (2520SP)

Lithium, Serum/Plasma Test (2520SP)

Analysis Code 2520SP 
Test Name Lithium, Serum/Plasma 
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 Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST), Red top tube (no additive) 
Special Handling Submit in container with a non-Lithium based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Lithium based anticoagulants are not acceptable. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 12 month(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/OES] Monday / 2 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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