Test Summary Sheet for:

Purpose
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80178
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Lithium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mEq/L 0.036 Metal/Element

Test Also Known As
Eskalith®; Libalith-S®; Lithane®; Lithobid®
Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.4 mL
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.
Specimen Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
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).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)
1 Lithium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mEq/L 0.036 Metal/Element

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