Thyroid function and kidney status

In educating the patient about beginning to take Lithium. the ARNP explains which of the following is related to the need for blood tests. A Your lithium blood levels. thyroid function and kidney status need to be monitored I" as long as you take lithium. When going to have your lithium levels checked, you should have taken your last 1" lithium dose 12 hours earlier. Once your lithium dose has been stabilized you will no longer need to have your I" lithium level monitored unless your dose is changed. r DAand Elon

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