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Test Code LITH LITHIUM

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

LITH

LAB29 FAH158

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Serum Separator Tube Serum

Refrigerate

4 mL 0.2 mL 0.1 mL 5 days
*Yellow Miicrotainer   Refrigerate 0.6 mL     5 days

Lithium heparin (green top) tubes are not acceptable.

*While a microtainer is an optional tube type in rare circumstances, it is not recommended.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Available STAT

Method

Colorimetric

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Lithium 80178

 

Instrumentation

Ortho Vitros 5600

Reference Range

All ages:

Therapeutic Range: 0.6 – 1.2 mEq/L

Potentially Toxic: >1.5 mEq/L

Section

Chemistry-1

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
LITH Lithium 14334-7