Lithium (Li) - Serum

Lithium (Li) - Serum

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Lithium (Li) - Serum test is used to measure and monitor the amount of lithium in the blood so as to determine whether drug concentrations are in the therapeutic range.

This Test Includes

Lithium (Li)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Lithium (Li) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Lithium is a drug used as an antipsychotic in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Occasionally, it can be used in other disorders to augment an antidepressant that does not adequately treat a depression. This test measures the amount of lithium in the blood.

What is this test

Lithium (Li) - Serum measure lithium levels in the blood in order to determine the therapeutic level when just starting lithium medication; to maintain the therapeutic level or to determine lithium toxicity.