Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
New York State Approval Status


Turnaround Time

7 days

Test Includes
1 Lithium Biomonitoring Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mcg/L 2.0 Metal/Element

Test Also Known As
Eskalith®; Lithane®; Lithobid®
Compliance Statement
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sample Type
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.5 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.
Sample Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.

Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.

*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.