Lithium

Test investigation

Lithium

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

mmol/L

Also known as/Frequency of test

Li

Comments precautions

Monitoring of lithium therapy. Sample should be taken 12hr post dose.

Sample type

Serum (must not be lithium heparin tube)

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

Within 4 hours/8 hours

Reference intervals

0.4 – 1.0 mmol/L

If ukas accredited

Y NNUH