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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.
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.