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Lithium Level Blood Test

$62.00

* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.

Use:

This test measures the amount of lithium in the blood.

Lithium as lithium carbonate is used as a psychoactive agent in the treatment of manic depressive disorders. Lithium therapy demands daily monitoring of serum lithium levels until the proper dose schedule is determined. Abnormal high levels never occur suddenly. It takes several days to a week before full-blown symptoms develop, an individual will experience lethargy, drowsiness, tremor, muscle twitching, difficulty speaking, loss of appetite along with vomiting or diarrhea.

Lithium levels in blood may be elevated during treatment with lithium. Long-term use of lithium/excess serum levels can cause damage to kidneys and thyroid making monitoring necessary.

Recommended For:

Monitoring during treatment with lithium, detecting toxicity with lithium.

Special Notes:

No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.

Tests Included:

Quest
Lithium Level,Serum (613)

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days

For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

  • Step 1 - Order Your Test

    Create an account, choose your tests, checkout securely, generate your lab order.

  • Step 2 - Generate & Print Out Lab Order

    Our physician network will approve your order within 2-4hrs. Some lab orders can take 24 hours for approval.

  • Step 3 - Visit the Lab

    The test price decides which lab you will visit: Quest or Labcorp. Find a location in your area.

  • Step 4 - Get Your Results

    Results can be provided in as little as 24-48 hrs. For more complex tests, please contact us for turn around times.

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