Lithium Test By Thyrocare In India
Rs.500 Our Price Rs.389.
We are offering Lithium Test at just Rs.389. A team of sample collector will come to your place and collect the blood sample. Once you book the Lithium test, it will be carried forward by Thyrocare experts. You can also get in touch with us 24*7 by calling 7289-87-6363.
What is lithium test?
Lithium is mood stabiliser that can be helpful with bipolar disorder and other conditions. But lithium is also well known for causing side effects and toxicity. Lithium is also used as a medicine to treat psychiatric illnesses such as acute mania. Lithium test measures and monitors the amount of lithium in your blood. This test also helps the doctor to find out the right dose for the patient in the starting of lithium treatment. In case a person takes too much lithium, it can cause more side effects. And if a person makes too little, the medicine sometimes may not help an individual.
Side effects attached with lithium
Lithium can come with a number of side effects and they can be more disturbing than dangerous. These include:-
- Increased thirst
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
When is the lithium test required?
The patient may need this test once or twice a week when he or she first starts taking lithium. This regular checkup is done so that the doctor would figure out the best dose for the patient.
This test may also be required in case the dosage has been changed. The patient may also have this test if he or she has symptoms like tremor, nausea, or vomiting.
How lithium test is done?
Lithium test only requires a blood sample. An executive from Thyrocare will come to your doorstep and take the blood sample.
After collecting the blood sample, it will be sent to the certified Thyrocare lab. Within 24 hours, the patient will get the reports on email.
What does the result of lithium test means?
The test result may vary from person to person. It depends upon the patient’s age, gender, health history, the method used for the test. The result may not mean that the individual has a problem. Ask the doctor about the detailed information of the test result. Lithium has a tiny range where it is useful and nontoxic. Things that might affect the test result
Having the test 12 hours after your last lithium dose is best suited. Some medicines that may affect the test result are:- antibiotics, water pills, Dilantin, arthritis medicines.
LITIUM TEST DESCRIPTION
FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
NORMAL RANGE: 0.60 – 1.20