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lithium
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: LI
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, refrigerate. 
Reference Values: Acute Mania 1-1.4 mEq/L Maintenance 0.6-0.8 mEq/L (individual patients may require levels outside this range) Toxic >1.5 mEq/L (draw sample in AM approximately 12 hours after evening dose) 0.6-1.2 (Sunquest) procedure  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: TOXI
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2 hr 
Stat TAT: 60 min 
CPT Code(s): 80178 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 44
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
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Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/22/2014
Time: 00:51:39 (24hr)