What is a Lithium test?
A lithium test helps to evaluate lithium toxicity in the blood. This test is used in therapy of bipolar disorder, mania and other mood disorder patients. This test helps doctors to figure out the best dose for the patient.
When to get examined?
Your doctor would suggest a lithium test
- In the beginning of the lithium treatment
- To determine a lithium toxicity level
- At regular intervals to maintain the therapeutic lithium levels
A blood sample will be collected. Lithium test book online facilities are available.
No specific preparation is needed.
The therapeutic range of lithium is 0.5 to 1.2 mmol/L. Above this range is considered as a toxic level. If your level is lower than this range, this means the medications you are taking are not helping with your condition. However, ask your doctor for better knowledge of your test results. Find a lithium test near you to get your test done.