Lab Code : LI
Test Background Lithium carbonate is indicated in the treatment and prophylaxis of mania, bipolar disorder and recurrent depression, in addition to aggressive or self-mutilating behaviour.
Clinical Indications Therapeutic drug monitoring
Assessment of toxicity
Reference Range 12 hours post-dose: 0.4-1.0 mmol/L
Sample Required SST (gold top)
Sample Volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround Time 1 day