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Indian J Psychiatry. 1981 Jul-Sep; 23(3): 251–253.
PMCID: PMC3012953
STABILITY OF SERUM LITHIUM LEVELS—USEFULNESS AND RELEVANCE IN INDIAN CONDITIONS
Sudhir K. Khandelwal, M.D.,2 C. B. Khare, DPM., MD., MNAMS.,1 K. S. Raghavan, Ph.D.,3 and R. Srinivasa Murthy, M.D., MNAMS.4
1 and 2Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh-160 012.
3Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh-160 012.
4Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh-160 012.
Abstract
Two groups of patients on regular lithium therapy were studied to find out the stability in values of serum lithium over a period of time. Serum samples of one group was stored at —4°C while that of other group at room temperature. These samples were subsequently analysed over a period of eight days and subjected to statistical analysis. It was seen that values on the first day did not differ significantly from values of subsequent days. Implications of this findings are discussed in Indian conditions as lithium estimation facilities are available only at a few centres.
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