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Lithium

Components

Name Method Department Units
Lithium Colorimetric, reflectometry
Core Lab, Chemistry, Routine mmol/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Frozen - 6 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross hemolysis

CPT Code

  • 80178