Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Lithium

CMH Lab Section
Chemistry

Specimen Requirements
1 ml of blood in a red, red top w/ yellow ring gel or green top tube

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 2 hrsRoutine: 24 hrs

Methodology
Vitros Colorimetric

Ranges
Therapeutic: 0.6-1.2 mmol/L
Toxic: >2.0 mmol/L

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