Item Value
Test name Lithium
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine same or next day
In House Availability Stat: Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

Routine: day shift only, seven days per week
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Normal range
Therapeutic 0.5-1.5 mmol/L
Container type Gold top (Green top unacceptable)
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Collection Instructions Time to steady state: 5 days

Collect 30 minutes before next dose or at least 8-12 hours post dose.

Indicate time of draw on requisition.
Sample type Serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667