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Name lithium
Categories antidepressant
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
Collection instructions Take the blood sample 12 h after the last dose of lithium.
Procedure remarks Half-life period: 14-33 h,
The half-life period depends on age, height and weight.
Methodology photometry
Setup schedule and duration Mon. - Fri.
Reference ranges Therapeutic range: 0.5-1.20 mmol/l,
Toxic: > 1.5 mmol/l,
Lethal: > 4 mmol/l
Diagnostic recommendation large fluctuations even with normal renal function