Imperial Collage Healthcare

Lithium


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


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