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Lithium Test

Lithium Test

also known as: Eskalith® , Lithobid®

Lithium test is used to detect the level of lithium in your blood. Though lithium is used to cure few chronic disorders if the level of lithium increases in your blood it can cause many of the dangerous diseases. Lithium test is done through a simple blood test. It’s a simple and easy test to give do require any complex process. Lithium or the antipsychotic drug is used to cure patients with bipolar disorders or the manic disorders. A bipolar disorder like extremely low mood or extremely excited mood and to treat patients suffering from depression. The doses of lithium must be adequate and according to the requirement of the patient and any extra doses can cause toxicity in blood. Generally, the doses are given in smaller amount and through lithium test, the level is then adjusted according to the requirement of the patient

A lithium test doesn’t require any specific method or preparation. It is done through a simple blood sample. You need to tell your test taker about the other medications you are having and also if you have any allergies you need to tell them honestly. The test taker will perform the procedure considering your allergies and the side effects which may happen during the procedure. Also, your allergies and medications would be considered to avoid any imperfections in the test results.

Lithium test is used to detect the level of lithium in your blood. The lithium is given to the patients suffering from bipolar or manic disorders, a state of mind in which a person gets severe mood swings like too low and too excited suddenly. To check the number of doses this test is done and is done at regular intervals usually 12 hours later the dose of lithium is given to a patient. If in the results, the content of lithium increases the patient may suffer from drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, anxiety, stupor, etc. If the content of lithium is low, then chances are the patient needs more doses of lithium in order to fight with his/her disorder.

The procedure as simple as taking out a blood sample. Here the test taker will perform certain steps and you need to follow his instructions. The steps are:
1. At first, he will wipe the selected area with antiseptic.
2. Then he will tie an elastic band around the shoulder. This will help him to find him the veins.
3. Then with help of injection, he will now take out the blood sample as required.
4. After taking out the blood, cotton with antiseptic will be placed immediately from where the blood was taken out.
5. now the elastic band shall also be removed
6. And finally, the blood samples will be sent to the labs for further tests.

Specimen
Serum
Volume
1 mL
Container
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube; if a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube..
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Lithium
Unisex
All age groups
> 1.5meq/L
Average price range of the test is between Rs.150 to Rs.1100 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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What is Lithium Test?
Preparation for Lithium Test
Uses of Lithium Test
Procedure for Lithium Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Lithium Test
Price for Lithium Test
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