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Item Catalog Number: LC007708
Lithium is used to treat mood disorders. The lithium blood test is used to measure and monitor the amount of lithium in the blood in order to determine whether drug concentrations are in the therapeutic range. It may be used to measure blood levels every few days when a person first begins taking lithium to help adjust the dose and reach the desired blood level. The test may also be used at regular intervals to monitor blood concentrations.
Lithium blood tests need to be taken at least 12 hours after the last dose of lithium to make sure the test is reliable. Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed.