Lithium, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: LI
POE DESCRIPTION: LITHIUM; LI
CPT CODE: 80178
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE:

SST tube; DO NOT USE GREEN TOP TUBE

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood (0.2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: 0.4-1.3 mEq/L
CRITICAL VALUES: >1.50
TEST SYNONYM(S):Li, Serum