PLBOP; PLR; PLWHK
Referral to Waikato Hospital Laboratory
Process in PLBOP Biochemistry
Lithium Heparin; EDTA; Plain tube
The preferred sample is one collected between 8 and 12 hr post dose (random). Trough levels (within 1 hr before the next dose) or peak levels (1 hr post end of infusion) may be collected at times. Samples will be registered as either “post dose (random)” or “pre dose (trough)”. Please state whether the sample is pre or post dose.